Billecart-Salmon Bicentenary Cuvee 200 MV

Per Bottle
£1,400.00
Receive as early as 25/10/2019
Description & Technical Information
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This unique release celebrates 200 years of Billecart-Salmon independence and family savoir-faire since 1818. Bicentenary Cuvée 200 is a multi-vintage blend of four exceptional harvests: 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2012. In tribute to the foundation year, just 1,818 magnums and 18 Jeroboams were produced.

The blend constitutes wine heralded from eight Grand Crus in the Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs, 50% of which were vinified in oak barrel. The champagne is Pinot Noir dominant in order to reflect the ‘old rose’ fragrance that is typical of Billecart-Salmon's famous Clos St-Hilaire, as well as the founders’ cuvées Nicolas François and Elisabeth Salmon.

Bicentenary Cuvée 200 is a powerful statement from Billecart- Salmon, representing a move away from their tradition of releasing wines that have been perfectly matured and are ready to drink, as this special bicentenary release will benefit from longer ageing.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs
Grape Varieties: 92% Pinot Noir, 4% Chardonnay, 4% Pinot Meunier
Dosage: 4.5 g/l
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: Hints of pale gold with yellow glints with aromas of floral and orchard in abundance with a zesty freshness. The palate is broad and dense with a finely balanced acidity. Gentle citrus and orange throughout with a long lingering finish.
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