Billecart-Salmon 2002 "Cuvée Nicolas François" Brut, Champagne, France

Billecart-Salmon 2002 "Cuvée Nicolas François" Brut, Champagne, France

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Billecart-Salmon 2002 "Cuvée Nicolas François" Brut, Champagne, France

In 1818, Nicolas François Billecart and his wife Elisabeth Salmon founded the house of Billecart-Salmon in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, which now stands as the oldest continuously family-owned and operated house in Champagne. The estate is currently managed by the family’s seventh generation, brothers François and Antoine Roland-Billecart, while the cellars lie in the hands of Florent Nys.
Winemaker / Chef du Cave: Florent Nys
Farming: Sustainable
Varieties: 60% Pinot Noir from the Premiers and Grands Crus from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne. 40% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs.
    Vinification: This exceptional cuvée was created in 1964 as a tribute to the House’s founder and respects the original blend of 1837. The blend remains the same every vintage with 20% of the wine fermented in barriques and 10 years of aging on lees. Dosage: 6g/L.
    Tasting Notes: Although older than the 2006 vintage, this wine is more electric, with aromas of fresh white stone fruits, underripe anjou pear, dusty chalk and a hint of toasted brioche. An exceptional Champagne now, but one that will also hold up well in the cellar. 

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