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Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve
$28 retail when purchased at the Bodega wine shop, $35 when ordered off the Bodega restaurant menu
Varietal/Blend: 40% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
The Billecart family has been living in Mareuil-sur-Ay since the 16th century. When Nicolas Francois Billecart married Elisabeth Salmon in the early 1800s the two families’ long held vineyards were married as well. This led to Nicolas’ decision to leave his law practice and take over the family wine estate. In 1818 he founded the house of Billecart-Salmon which now stands as the oldest continuously family owned and operated house in Champagne. It is currently managed by the seventh generation, brothers Francois and Antoine Roland Billecart. The cellars are in the hands of renowned “chef de cave” Francois Domi.
Very low dosage of 7g/L to respect the harmony and perfect balance. 40% of this cuvee is made of reserve wines to ensure consistency in style. Fresh pear and ripe fruit aromas. Focused and balanced with a long lingering finish developing yeasty and brioche notes.