Billecart-Salmon MV 'Sous Bois' Brut, Champagne, France
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Billecart-Salmon MV "Sous Bois" 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
Varieties: Composed of the three Champenois grape varieties in equal proportions:
- 33% Premier and Grand Cru Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs
- 33% Premier and Grand Cru Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims, Aÿ and Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ
- 33%Pinot Meunier from the right bank of the Vallée de la Marne
Vinification: Launched in 2010, this unique cuvée is both 100% fermented and aged in a neutral oak barrel at a low temperature. Each variety ferments and ages separately in 15-year-old barriques. The wine is aged on its lees between six and seven years and undergoes partial malolactic fermentation.Dosage: 7g/L
Tasting Notes: Rich with toffee flavors as well as dried stone fruits, candied citrus, and lemon zest.
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