Billecart-Salmon Elisabeth Salmon Rose 2007

Mix 12
£159.95
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£165.95
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£169.95
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Description & Technical Information
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Billecart-Salmon's exceptional prestige cuvée rosé was created in 1988 as a tribute to the House’s co-founder. Less than 10% of the Pinot Noir is vinified as red wine. The grapes used to make the red wine are from Valofroy, a plot of old vines on the slopes of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ with a southern exposure. Billecart-Salmon Elisabeth Salmon Rosé is not always released in chronological order, but rather when head winemaker François Domi believes it is ready for release.

Weather: Mostly a warm year, 2007 was characterised by unexpected major weather events. A warm spring was followed by a cool summer, although the end of the ripening process was excellent, with harvests taking place in ideal conditions.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru | Pinot Noir: Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne | Chardonnay: Côte des Blancs | Red Wine: Valofroy
Grape Varieties: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir | inc. 10% Red Wine
Ageing: 10 years on the lees
Dosage: 6 g/l
Drink: Now to 2021

Tasting Note: A salmon pink tint, crisp red berries, citrus peel and stone fruits. Ample and pure character in the mouth unveiling the soft spices of tangy mandarin and the persistent flavours of cedar and exotic wood.
Champagne Billecart-Salmon Overview
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Expert Reviews
92 → 94/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Prominently fruity nose with bright red berry opulence alongside a light toasty note and spicy complexity. The palate is still tight and linear, showing fine freshness. Juicy, fleshy palate. ”
17/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“50% Pinot Noir (premier and grands cru vineyards from Montagne de Reims and Grande Vallée de la Marne). 50% Chardonnay (grand cru vineyards from Côte des Blancs). Nine to ten years lees ageing. Dosage is 7 g/l. Third vintage of this wine, previous two were 2002 and the lighter 2006. 2009 has not been fully assessed yet and 2008 may not deliver sufficient fruit.
Mid salmon colour. Rather muted nose. Pretty austere and chewy still. This seems quite low key to me…Rather intellectual. Masses of structure. Not an immediate hit. Serve with membrillo or candied fruit. You have to concentrate!”
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