Billecart-Salmon Brut Sous Bois Champagne
Wine Type: Sparkling Wines
Varietal Type: Champagne
Size: 750 ml
Stock Status: In Stock
750 ml $83.99
Captivating and original
This unique cuvée, entirely vinified in oak, is respectfully composed of the three champenois grape varieties. It totally masters the art of blending by renewing the ancestral spirit and savoir-faire of the original Champagnes. Billecarte-Salmon Brut Sous Bois Champagne has a radiant yellow crystalline appearance with golden glints brought to life by a luminous bead of persistent fine bubbles. There is an olfactory impact due to the richness of harmonious expressions of dry fruits, fresh citrus and white fruits coupled with finely buttered seductive notes. A defined aromatic undertone which expresses the mature complexity linked to the vinification in oak barrels. The caressing and refreshing texture enhances the creamy sensation, dominated by a beautiful bracing vivacity. A burst of flavours with notes of grilled brioche and toffee give thanks to the distinguished power and maturity which is a mark of the great wines of Champagne. A reference for pleasure and emotion because of its remarkable finesse. Its strength of character and honesty make an ideal accompaniment to seafood and poultry.
This wine is ideally served at cellar temperature 10°.
The Billecart family has been living in Mareuil-sur-Ay since the 16th century. When Nicolas Fancois Billecart married Elisabeth Salmon in the early 1800s, the two families’ long-held vineyards were combined. Nicolas decided to leave his law practice and take over the family estates. In 1818 he founded the house of Billecart-Salmon, which is now the oldest continuously family-owned and operated house in Champagne.
A unique characteristic of Billecart-Salmon is their practice of double cold settling, which they began in 1952. This process preserves and protects the delicacy of the grapes, as well as highlighting the complex fruit aromas of each varietal. In 2001 Billecart-Salmon moved their winemaking into a brand new facility designed to be the most technically advanced in Champagne.