Billecart Salmon Champagne Brut Sous Bois NV

Billecart Salmon Champagne Brut Sous Bois NV

$138.00

A dense Champagne with a tight and linear structure. Compressed and very pretty. Hints of nuts and cream with some pie crust. Some nougat, too. Very long and flavorful. It?s one for a meal. One third of pinot meunier, pinot noir and chardonnay. Fermented and aged in barrel for about six months. Disgorged July 19, 2020. It?s aged six years on lees. Drink or hold.

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Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 (JS-94)

A dense Champagne with a tight and linear structure. Compressed and very pretty. Hints of nuts and cream with some pie crust. Some nougat, too. Very long and flavorful. It?s one for a meal. One third of pinot meunier, pinot noir and chardonnay. Fermented and aged in barrel for about six months. Disgorged July 19, 2020. It?s aged six years on lees. Drink or hold.

Source: September 2020 Week 3, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 17th Sep 2020 (RP-92)

The latest release of Billecart's NV Brut Sous Bois offers up aromas of green apple, pear and dried fruits framed by a classy patina of buttery pastry and blanched almonds. Medium to full-bodied, elegantly fleshy and nicely concentrated, it's generous and textural, with fine-boned structure, racy acids and a delicate mousse. As usual, this is a blend of equal parts Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, made with vins clairs fermented at low temperature in used oak barrels.
Drink Date 2020 - 2035

Source: Winemaker,

Captivating and Original
This unique cuvee, which is entirely vinified in oak, is 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.

Tasting notes
The Brut Sous Bois offers a complex aromatic definition and a character linked to vinification in oak casks.

APPEARANCE: A radiant yellow crystalline appearance with golden glints brought to life by a luminous stream of persistent, fine bubbles.
AROMA: There is a rich olfactory impact which is harmoniously expressed (dried fruits, fresh citrus and white flesh fruits) and coupled with finely buttered seductive notes.
PALATE: A burst of flavours (notes of grilled brioche and toffee) thanks to the distinguished power and maturity which is a mark of any great wine of Champagne.
TASTING: Its strength of character and integrity make it an ideal accompaniment to poultry dishes or Girolle mushrooms.
Serve at: 10?C

Grape Varieties & Blend

? Composed of the three Champenois grape varieties in equal proportions
? Premier and Grand Cru Chardonnay from the Cote des Blancs
? Premier and Grand Cru Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims, A? and Mareuil-sur-A?
? Pinot Meunier from the right bank of the Vall?e de la Marne
? Dosage : 7g/l
? Vinification and ageing take place in oak casks at low temperature
? Partial malolactic fermentation
? From 30% to 35% reserve wines
? Ageing on lees: 6 to 7 years
? Ageing potential: 6 to 8 years

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