Billecart-Salmon is a modest-sized, family-run firm founded in 1818. The name stems from the founder Nicolas-François Billecart and his wife, who was Mademoiselle Salmon. The seventh generation currently runs this winery which cultivates some 30 hectares of vines, in addition to having arrangements covering something like 140 hectares in total. Most of the vineyards come from within close proximity to Epernay. The firm is based in Mareuil-sur-Ay. The motto of the house is “finesse, balance and elegance” and you’ll find these traits in the Champagnes from Billecart. The cellars at Billecart tend to be rather cold, like most underground wineries. This feature is responsible, according to the family, for the fine-ness of the bubbles in a bottle of Billecart-Salmon.
It’s pale and radiant pink dress adorned with warm and golden hues while its delicate bubbles give it a persistent mousse. The bouquet is a subtle and delicious flavor, a fine bouquet with notes of red fruits and zest of citrus. The palate is precise and elegant, followed by a final slightly raspberry and a beautiful freshness on the finish.