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Wine blog – “Hand-made” champagne Billecart-Salmon

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Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve et Rosé

Two hundred years are hidden behind the name Billecart-Salmon, the wine house that produces titled champagne from the best grapes of the French region Champagne. Family production was started by Nicolas Francois Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon in 1818 in France and to this day it maintains the traditional quality selection of grapes – part of it grows on 15 ha of vineyards owned by the wine house and the rest is supplied by the best winegrowers that has earned their reputation through many years of cooperation with Billecart-Salmon.

Despite the rapid development of technology, computerization and automation of many processes Billecart-Salmon winery isn’t equipped with computers, and the entire production has no more than 25 employees. The house sells about 1.5 million bottles per year, and due to its delicate bouquet and a vintage style, Champagne Billecart-Salmon surely deserved to be included in the lists of the most prestigious champagnes in the world.

The process of secondary fermentation of Billecart-Salmon takes place in glass bottles in special cellars that were built by the founder Mr. Billecart. Before it gets on the shelves for sale, it’s aging in cellars for at least 4 years. This way champagne gets its elegant and full-bodied flavor and becomes balanced in taste.

Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve, presented in our wine list, has been produced since 1945. This blend of three grape varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) gives a fresh aroma with hints of pear and balanced taste, leaving a long and consistent aftertaste.