Billecart-Salmon Rose Brut Champagne
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, 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 Rose's special method of vinification with 36 months' ageing on its lees gives it a light, elegant flavour, followed by a fresh finish with a taste of raspberry. Subtle aromas are unveiled, leading to an elegant, delicate bouquet of fine notes of red berries and zest of citrus fruits. Ideal as an aperitif or to accompany wild salmon or sushi, or to add a sublime touch to red fruit desserts.