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Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Rose 750ml Sparkling 
Wine Enthusiast 92 points  James Suckling 94 points  Vinous 92 points  (3)

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Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Rose
  • Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Rose
  • Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Rose
  • Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Rose
Product Information
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grape Varietal: Champagne Blend
Type: Sparkling


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$89.00


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In the heart of Champagne, situated in the charming village of Mareuil-sur-A , is a Champagne House family-owned and independent for nearly 200 years. It all began in 1818 when Nicolas Francois Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon founded a Champagne House that stands as the oldest continuously family owned and operated house in Champagne. It is currently managed by the seventh generation, brothers Francois and Antoine Roland-Billecart. The cellars are in the hands of renowned "chef de cave" Francois Domi. Billecart-Salmon owns a total of 15 hectares of vineyards. Eleven of these are in the Vallee de la Marne split between 4ha of Grand Cru in Ay and Premier Cru in Mareuil-sur-Ay and 7ha in the village of Damery. In the Cote des Blancs the family owns 4ha of Grand Cru vineyards in the villages of Chouilly, Avize and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. With respect to harvest, one of the most distinctive aspects of Billecart-Salmon is their philosophy that an early harvest yields more elegant and delicate champagnes. They look for a strong acid structure rather than alcohol as a preservative and therefore, never harvest at higher than 10 degrees of potential alcohol.

94 points, James Suckling: A gorgeous rosé Champagne with sliced strawberries, orange peel and hints of cream and pie crust. Medium body, tight and integrated tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Tangy acidity. The texture shows a fine bead and lightness. Long and intense. Drink now.

93 points, Decanter: Gentle red fruits rise from the glass. In the mouth it's attractively bright and youthful, with citrus and cranberry notes. The very fresh acidity and primary fruits give way to autolytic notes and cappuccino with time, followed by a long, savoury, saline finish. Drinking Window 2019 - 2028

93 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: Pale yet intense pink in color, the Billecart-Salmon NV Brut Rosé is pure, fresh and intense on the nose, with lovely raspberry aromas, refreshing citrus zest flavors and great definition. On the palate this is a pure, light and vinous rosé with great finesse and a long, well-structured and even juicy finish. This iconic rosé blends 40% Chardonnay with 30% Pinot Meunier from the Vallée de la Marne and the southern slopes of Epernay and 30% Pinot Noir (with a small part added as red wine) from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne. Fabulous. 

Review
This is an impressive range of new releases from Billecart-Salmon, and the finesse and purity is outstanding. - Stephan Reinhardt, Interim December 2018 Week 1, The Wine Advocate

Producer
In the heart of Champagne, situated in the charming village of Mareuil-sur-A , is a Champagne House family-owned and independent for nearly 200 years. It all began in 1818 when Nicolas Francois Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon founded a Champagne House that was above all conscious of the excellence of its wines. Since then, every member of the Billecart family has been committed to perpetuate the family tradition through standing by the immutable oath: ‘Give priority to quality, strive for excellence’. Proof of this eternal demand: the family garden at the BILLECART-SALMON estate. This garden was redesigned in 1926 in a French style under the guidance of Charles Roland-Billecart. The idea of his project was to create a garden at the heart of the village, enclosed by walls surrounded by lime trees primed in to a canopy, with boxwood enbroidery, lawns and flowerbeds. The garden was kept in this style until 1999, when a storm destroyed the remaining old trees, leaving only one chestnut tree soon to be 200 years old. Francois Roland-Billecart, therefore decided to enlarge his grandfather’s garden by adjoining the part of it that had stayed out of sight. He entrusted this project to his sister Veronique Roland-Billecart. From the foundation of the House of BILLECART-SALMON in 1818 until now, each generation has invested in the preservation of this garden. Furthermore the family has thrown itself in to modernising the art of their wine making descended from nearly two centuries of experience. With a background of the best champenois tradition, the House of BILLECART-SALMON sways between excellence and demand, keen to convey their love of champagne whilst cultivating a certain amount of mystery.

Wine Enthusiast 92 points - The palest of roses, this is an elegant, structured wine. Its dryness is balanced by the fine apple and red-currant fruits and the strong sense of minerality. Fragrant and lightly structured, this fine bottling is ready to drink.  (Dec 2020)

James Suckling 94 points - A gorgeous rose Champagne with sliced strawberries, orange peel and hints of cream and pie crust. Medium body, tight and integrated tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Tangy acidity. The texture shows a fine bead and lightness. Long and intense. Drink now.
(45% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier; 8 g/l dosage; L206454 17741): Pale orange. High-pitched red berry, orange zest and jasmine aromas, with suave mineral and smoky lees notes adding complexity. Spicy and precise on the palate, showing very good punch to its strawberry and bitter cherry flavors. Opens up smoothly with air and picks up a bitter rhubarb quality that lingers onto the long, tightly focused finish. This bottling showed more brawny character than many past renditions of this cuvee, but with no lack of vivacity. (Jan 2015)