Billecart Salmon Vintage Extra Brut 2016 (Champagne, France)

Billecart Salmon Vintage Extra Brut 2016
(Champagne, France)

Regular price $125.00 Sale price $99.97 Save $25.03

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About the Domaine:
In 1818, Nicolas François Billecart and his wife Elisabeth Salmon founded the house of Billecart-Salmon in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, which now stands as the oldest continuously family-owned and operated house in Champagne. The estate is currently managed by the family’s seventh generation, brothers François and Antoine Roland-Billecart, while the cellars lie in the hands of Florent Nys.

After 33 years, François Domi has handed over the baton of Chief Winemaker to Florent, who has been working as an apprentice under the watchful eye of François since 2005, is now ready to take over the reins.

Notes from the Winery:
• 100% Grands crus
• 66% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay / Origins: Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs
• Dosage : 1.9 g/l
• Vinification in stainless steel tanks
• Partial malolactic fermentation
• Ageing on lees: 64 months
• Available format: bottle, magnum
• Ageing potential: 8 to 10 years (bottle), more than 10 years (magnum)
Tasting notes from the producer: "A charming mouthfeel with notes of fresh pineapple and sudachi zest, amplified by a creamy and delicate texture. A persistent finish with a chiseled structure. Deliciously fruity intensity with elegant notes of nuts and stone fruits (greengage and crunchy cherries). Prolonged and nuanced development of exquisite notes of baked goods (crepe dough and puffed cereals). A superlative aroma, with a refreshing and sophisticated purity."