Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve
This famous Champagne house is situated in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, France and is run by seventh generation family member Mathieu Roland-Billecart. The cellar master (Chef du Cave) is Florent Nys.
This cuvee is made up of 40% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay sourced from the very best sites in Champagne region with three different vintages. The pale yellow hue to this Champagne reveals a fine, persistent mousse. It opens with a beautiful aroma of freshly baked bread and an essence of cherry blossom and field flowers in the background. The middle core is underscored with lemon meringue and is delicately balanced with an assortment of citrus fruits and racy acidity.
By W Peter Hoyne