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Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV

Mix 12
£66.00
Mix 6
£68.00
Per Bottle
£70.00
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Description & Technical Information
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Champagne Billecart-Salmon was founded with the marriage of Nicolas-François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon in 1818. Situated in the village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, near Epernay. Champagne Billecart-Salmon is still a family-run organisation with seventh generation Mathieu Roland-Billecart overseeing business. In 2016 Chef de Cave François Domi retired after 30 years with Billecart and handed over to his deputy Florent Nys who started with the business in 2005. The vineyards are overseen by Denis Blée and all of the team are members of the eight strong "tasting committee" along with 6th generation François Roland-Billecart and Antoine Roland-Billecart and fifth generation Jean Roland-Billecart. By 2020 production had expanded with grapes now coming from 300 hectares and 40 crus mostly within 20 kms of the winery.

Billecart-Salmon's pure-Chardonnay non-vintage is a blend of four Grand Cru vineyards of the Côte des Blancs. It is always an assemblage of two different vintages and the base vintage, striving to reveal the special quality of the Chardonnay grape.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Base Vintage: 2011
Reserve Wine: 40% (2010 & 2011)
Ageing: 5 years on the lees
Dosage: 7 g/l
Cork: Mytik Diam Technological
Drink: Now to 2022

Tasting Note: A golden colour with a fine stream of bubbles in the glass. Subtle aromas of dry fruits and almonds on the nose. On the palate: creamy white fleshy fruits and a balanced intensity of nuttiness. The finish is long and lasting with a continued brioche note.
Champagne Billecart-Salmon Overview
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Expert Reviews
17/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Mesnil, Avize, Cramant, Chouilly. No oak fermentation. Based on 2009 and a smaller proportion of reserve wines than the 45% in the Brut Réserve. RS 6 g/l. Feuille morte glass colour.
Bright, intense fruit on the nose. Broad, toasty and expansive. Very long. Elegant. Lots to chew on.”
93/100
William Kelley
“Based on the 2015 vintage and dominated this year by Mesnil sur Oger, Billecart's NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru was disgorged in July 2021 with seven grams per liter dosage. Exhibiting aromas of citrus oil, tart stone fruit, freshly baked bread and white flowers, it's medium to full-bodied, pillowy and layered, its sweet core of fruit framed by racy acids and chalky structure.”
89 → 91/100
Essi Avellan MW
“A delicate, fruity blanc de blancs with a straightforward floral-lemony-mineral character and stylish toasty edge. A classic mix from the celebrated Grand Cru villages of Chouilly, Cramant, Oger and Le Mesnil aged on the lees for five years with 35 percent reserve wines bringing even further richness. Beautifully creamy, energetic mousse and a fresh, long, fruity length.”
17/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Light and zesty with tobacco notes. Fresh and lively. Again, a slightly fast fade.”
92/100
Essi Avellan
“There's a pure white fruitiness to the coolly reserved nose here: lemon, yellow apple and cream. Still, the most impressive feature is the fine toastiness and mineral notion present on both nose and palate. There is a really stylish lightness to the wine, despite a great fruit intensity. It feels focused, packed with fruit, and blessed with pristine fruit quality; this is no surprise, since the grapes originate from four grands crus of the Côte des Blancs: Avize, Cramant, Chouilly and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Disgorged 7/21; dosage 8g/l”
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JamieWineLover
“The bright fruit and freshness are what I love in this champagne.”
News Articles
  1. Billecart-Salmon: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    Billecart-Salmon: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    April 22, 2019

    Billecart-Salmon were one of the first houses to pick grapes last year, kicking off their harvest on 22nd August. We tasted the vins clairs with new Chef de Cave Florent Nys, and also shared a comprehensive range of finished champagnes.
  2. Single Vineyard Champagne: Fad or Future?

    Single Vineyard Champagne: Fad or Future?

    January 19, 2019

    Since the early 21st century, a quiet revolution has been occurring in Champagne, and the ever-burgeoning demand for artisanal, hand-crafted cuvées continues to flourish. What are the origins of single vineyard champagnes, why are they so popular, and are they a fad or the future?
  3. Champagne in 2019: What Can We Expect?

    Champagne in 2019: What Can We Expect?

    January 16, 2019

    Our previous write-up highlighted what a spectacular year 2018 was for champagne. The good news? 2019 is set to be even bigger! In this article, we look to the future and discuss which champagnes we can expect to be released in 2019.
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