Billecart Salmon Champagne Brut Rose Nv
BILLECART SALMON ROSE 96 POINT RATED & NAMED ONE OF JAMES HALLIDAY'S TOP 100 WINES OF YEAR
- 96 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 94 POINT RATED TYSON SELTZER
- TOP 100 WINES OF THE YEAR JAMES HALLIDAY
- LIMITED EDITION BILLECART SALMON ROSE
- ONE OF THE WORLDS GREATEST CHAMPAGNE PRODUCERS
- ESTABLISHED IN 1818 BY NICOLAS FRANCOIS
A pale yet radiant pink colour adorned with warm glints of gold. Its special method of vinification gives this cuvée a light, elegant flavour, followed by a fresh finish with a taste of raspberry. This cuvée unveils a subtle aroma leading to an elegant, delicate bouquet of fine notes of red berries and zest of citrus fruits. This cuvée is an ideal partner as an aperitif and can also accompany a dish of wild salmon or sushi. For dessert, it will add a sublime touch to red fruit flavours.
96 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion
"This is by far my favourite rose, so fresh and mouth-watering. It is made without the addition of red wine (as are most); instead it is a blend of 35 per cent pinot noir, 35 per cent pinot meunier and 30 per cent chardonnay, cold-fermented in stainless steel with cultured yeasts. The intensely flowery bouquet is followed by a palate crammed with strawberry and dried flower flavours, then a joyous finish."
James Halliday Top 100 for 2011
"Surely the most consistent rose on the market, with a very strong and loyal following to prove the point. The pale, bright salmon-pink colour comes from the addition of 7% aromatic pinot noir table wine from Mareuil-sur-Ay, joining the 53% pinot and 40% chardonnay base wines. This release is definitely on-song, with an abundance of fragrant red berry fruits and spice on the bouquet and palate alike; then follows a long, penetrating, yet fine, finish and aftertaste. One of those Champagnes you can drink anywhere, any time. James Halliday Top 100 for 2011"
94 Points - Tyson Stelzer
"The utter restraint of Billecart places delicate rosés very close to its heart, dubbed internally ‘champagne rosé’ rather than ‘rosé champagne’. Antoine delights in recalling a tasting in which he poured the wine in black glasses for sommeliers. Not one identified it as a rosé. ‘When my grandfather began producing rosés in the early 1960s, most thought it a fanciful, artificial wine that lacked purity,’ he recalls. ‘He persevered, convinced it would have its place. Those sceptics are now making their own!’ The wonderfully energetic 2008 base defines a restrained and elegantly pretty rosé of pale salmon hue and very subtle strawberry hull and white cherry fruit. Delightfully understated and elegantly persistent, it carries with grace and poise amidst a taut profile of refined acidity and soft mineral presence. This cuvée is at its best in its youth. Older disgorgements have quickly evolved to a pale orange hue and astringent orange rind flavours."
92 Points - Bob Campbell
"A blend of pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier from three different years, Medium, orange tint. Dry, moderately weighty wine with bready, brioche and biscuit characters supported by firm acidity. Quite austere - good food wine."
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine
92 Points - Wine Spectator
"Light, coppery-pink hue. Attractive mellowness on the bouquet: toast and sousbois, a little celery and pleasant enough. The liqueur shows on the palate, which is on the light side. A relatively plain, youthful, rather commercial style of rosé"
The Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir vinified as red wine. 40% Chardonnay sourced from the best Crus in the Champagne region, 30 % Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne, 30% Pinot Meunier from the Vallée de la Marne and the southern slopes of Epernay. Vinification in stainless steel, Aged on lees for 36 months.
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