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Champagne No2 Pinot Noir Extra Brut
Billecart-Salmon

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Precision and purity

Our second stop is the two historic terroirs of the Montagne de Reims: Ambonnay and Verzenay, where the Pinot Noir varietal imprints a distinctive identity in the wine. This is a careful selection process based on the purity of the fruit, the balance of flavours and a low dosage.

The champagnes of Maison Billecart-Salmon are above all created thanks to the knowledge of the men who rigorously cultivate an estate of 100 hectares, obtaining grapes from an area totalling 300 hectares across 40 crus of the Champagne region.

The majority of the grapes used for vinification come from a radius of 20km around Epernay, where the Grand Crus of Pinot Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay co-exist, in the ethereal vineyards of the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs.

Les Rendez-vous de Billecart-Salmon

In its continuous quest for excellence, Billecart-Salmon is constantly experimenting with new methods to further improve the quality of its wines. A range has been born from the fruit of this work to offer you a unique tasting experience. Precise, New, Bold, each new release will epitomise an exceptional terroir and a champagne grape variety as well as the art of a meticulous winemaking.

 One of my fondest tasting memories is having had the chance to taste Clos Saint Hilaire with the chief winemaker, Denis Blée, at the village of Mareuil-sur-Ay. When I discovered this “Rendez-vous” cuvée, it reminded me of a fleeting moment of inspiration, a product, and the desire to express a sensitivity and a feeling on the spot…This vintage from Pinot Noir evokes a strong character, wrapped in great elegance. A punchy acidity with great length on the palate, a fleshy, almost tannic texture, with notes of fresh grapefruit, green anise, and raspberry. With this type of wine, I like to combine intensity levels by serving raw clam with high iodine, caviar with a dash of black garlic, and Japanese breadcrumbs with roasted ginger. I enjoy the contrast created with powerful flavors that one finds in a pepper Kugelhopf, ideal to share with family as an aperitif. For instance, at the moment I like to garnish them with smoked eel, fresh seaweed and citrus. The perfect setting in my opinion for this tasting is L’Oiseau Blanc at The Peninsula Paris. 

 

APPEARANCE
A distinctive sparkling golden hue and a glistening stream of fine bubbles.
PALATE
A generous textured and tactile mouthfeel with intense fruity notes of candied lemon paste, tangerine and licorice. The mid-palate evolves towards a chalky and slightly peppery tastes. The finish highlights a refreshing minerality with tangy flavours of fresh raspberries.
AROMA
A beautiful aroma with floral sensations (cherry blossom and violet) with hints of biscuit, a touch of honey and raw butter. The citrus zest and juiciness of this wine will awaken you senses. A highly delicate blend where the character of the Pinot Noir subtly reveals its terroirs’ DNA.
TASTING
This second rendez-vous reveals the identity of a pure Pinot Noir from exceptional terroirs. Served at cellar temperature (10/12°), it will pair wonderfully with a Ceviche of Gambero Rosso (prawns), or crab and its iodine creamy sauce.

 

 

 

 

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