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Billecart-Salmon Rendez-vous No.3 Meunier

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£74.00
Mix 6
£76.00
Per Bottle
£80.00
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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 Rendez-vous No.3 is the latest addition to the Billecart-Salmon range, a 100% Meunier blend, rarely seen in Champagne. Created from the historic terroirs of Leuvrigny, Festigny and Venteuil in the Marne Valley, where the Pinot Meunier varietal gives wine from this region its distinctive identity. Leuvrigny and Festigny vineyards are on the left bank of the Marne Valley, exposed to the east and south, on limestone subsoil. Venteuil vineyards are on the right bank of the Marne Valley, exposed to the south, on loamy subsoil. No.3 is based on 2015 and has 30% reserve wines from 2013.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Villages of Leuvrigny, Damery and Venteuil in the Marne Valley
Grape Varieties: 100% Meunier
Lees Ageing: 5.5 years
Base Wine: 2015
Reserve wines: 30% From 2013
Disgorged: November 2021
Dosage: 2 g/l
Drink: Now to 2028

Tasting Note: Real breadth of interesting autolysis on the nose. The Pinot Meunier perhaps shows itself in a slight lack of deep-flavoured follow-through but it really is lovely on the nose. Bone dry but not austere. An interesting bottle of very well-made champagne with sufficient depth. - Tasted by Jancis Robinson MW
Champagne Billecart-Salmon Overview
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Expert Reviews
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Jancis Robinson MW
“Real breadth of interesting autolysis on the nose. The Pinot Meunier perhaps shows itself in a slight lack of deep-flavoured follow-through but it really is lovely on the nose. Bone dry but not austere. An interesting bottle of very well-made champagne with sufficient depth.
Drink 2022–2025”
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.
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    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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