Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Brut Reserve, gift box
Reviews of purchase Billecart-Salmon, Brut Reserve, gift box
Cuvee yellow straw color with thin, slowly rising bubbles and rich persistent mousse.
The taste of champagne complete, accurate, perfectly balanced, with fine freshness and a rich bouquet.
The aroma of champagne mature, but fresh, literally breathing tones of fresh fruits - especially ripe pears, and beautiful floral notes.
Champagne great as an aperitif or to accompany light meals.
Brut Reserve Champagne Houses Bilkar-Salmon - a subtle and harmonious champagne, which is a blend of the classic varieties: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Grapes grown on the best sites in the Champagne region, the winery owned and collected during three different years.
Billecart-Salmon, Brut Reserve - one of the most impressive cuvee. From the first moment it captivates delicate mousse with tiny bubbles - a sign of high quality. The aroma of champagne - a mature and powerful, with soft tones of fresh peaches, pears and nectarines, as well as "complicating" bouquet hints of white flowers. Determined, fresh, elegant, perfectly balanced taste of wine has a nice creamy texture and a long finish with mineral notes.
Bilkar family lived in Mareuil-sur-Ay from the XVI century. When Nicolas Francois Bilkar married Elizabeth Salmon in the early 1800s, ancient vineyards of both families were united. This has led to the decision to leave Nicolas his law practice and Activities winemaking at the family estate. In 1818 he founded the Champagne house Bilkar-Salmon, which today is the oldest continuously operating family home in Champagne. Currently, he manages the seventh generation - brothers Francois and Antoine Roland Bilkar. Basements are under the control of the famous "chef de cave" François Domi.
Home Bilkar-Salmon belong to a total of 15 hectares of vineyards. Eleven of them are in the Vallée de la Marne - 4 hectares of Grand Cru in Au and Premiers Crus in Mareuil-sur-Ay, 7 hectares in the village of Damery. In Côte de Blancs family owns 4 hectares of vineyards Grand Cru Class villages Chouilly, Avize and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. In addition, the house rents another 50 hectares of vineyards in Champagne and buys fruit from other farms. As for the harvest, one of the distinctive aspects of the home-Bilkar Salmon is the belief that early harvest allows you to create a more elegant and subtle champagne, and as a preservative should not serve alcohol, and strong natural acidity. Another distinctive feature of the House Bilkar-Salmon is their practice of double wort cooling process for the removal of sediment, they began to use in 1952. This technology includes the primary cooling grape juice for 12 hours. The juice is then moved to clean the tanks for the second - colder - purifying, where it is cooled 48 hours at 2 ° C. After this long slow fermentation is initiated with the addition of dry yeast for 5 weeks to preserve as much fine fruit flavors. Of particular benefit from this process gets Pinot Meunier, which Bilkar-Salmon considers a vital component in the champagne world-class, while many manufacturers shy away from Pinot Meunier, because it is easy to destroy the delicate flavors in the fermentation process. Further conducted malolactic fermentation, except for some years, when according to the characteristics of the vintage, it is not used.
Champagne Houses Bilkar-Salmon can be considered a benchmark in its class. Besides tasting delicious characteristics, they have another important feature - the ability to long-term storage. In 1999 Cuvee "Nicolas-Francois Billecart" vintage 1959 won the contest "Millennium Champagne" (Champagne of the Millennium), ahead of the 150 best champagnes XX century!