Billecart-Salmon 2008

Mix 12
£67.95
Mix 6
£69.95
Per Bottle
£74.95
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Description & Technical Information
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Billecart-Salmon Vintage is dominated by the great Pinot Noir flavours which is tempered by the elegance of the Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs.

Weather: After a rainy but mild winter without any prolonged cold spells, spring arrived with some very localised frosts. Cool weather returned in June and the infrequent sunshine prolonged the feeling of freshness. The spring to autumn weather was bright with sunny spells and the long, hot days and cool nights during September gave the grapes excellent acidity during the harvest period. The 2008 vintage is fast emerging as one of the best since the renowned and now-legendary 2002.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Aÿ, Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Chouilly, Vertus
Grape Varieties: 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay
Ageing: 9 years on the lees
Dosage: 7 g/l
Drink: Now to 2028

Tasting Note: The yellow gold hue is adorned with delicate, soft golden glints. The nose has a fruit intensity with citrus notes and nuts. A taut and seductive tactile citrus zest palate with a defined structure.
Champagne Billecart-Salmon Overview
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