Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne
Grapes: Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Billecart-Salmon is one of the few remaining Champagne houses to be owned by the original family and was established in 1818 by Nicolas-François Billecart. Most of Billecart-Salmon's fruit comes from a small vineyard holding, though this is supplemented with grapes bought in from the Marne Valley and the Montagne de Reims. Meticulous production techniques, from the use of their own cultured yeast to its long, slow, cool fermentation, ensure that the family has 100 percent control of production.
The Brut Reserve is aged for 30 months on its lees and is recognisable by the finesse of its slowly rising bubbles and its persistent and plentiful mousse. The bouquet has a touch of floral freshness which expresses aromas of fresh fruit and ripe pear, followed by a full and precise flavour on the palate. Perfect as an aperitif and can be enjoyed with a wide variety of dishes.