Nicolas François Billecart - 2008
This beautiful, delicate, and rich wine owes much of its character to the fact that it was fermented in conventional oak barrels. Brilliant golden hue that sparkles and shines. Finely carved bubbles erupt, accentuating the sparkling, crystalline appearance. The wine's evolution from fruity to floral (peaches in syrup, fine apple pie, and mountain butter) to fruity to floral (fresh fig, wild berry) to floral again achieves a harmonious tension. It has the depth of an aromatic curve that is both complex and invigorating. Orchard fruits with a lengthy, floral note (hawthorn) that bursts with intensity and evokes the flavor of stone fruits (Mirabelle plum and sweet cherry). All the sophistication of a mature Champagne is yours to enjoy in this tight and mineral vintage.
The nuances of a Bresse roast chicken or a wonderful milk-fed veal chop with chanterelle mushrooms will shine through when paired with this cuvée and served at cellar temperature (11° to 12°).
- Brand:Champagne Billecart-Salmon
- Sub-Region:Vallée de la Marne
- Varietal:60% Pinot Nero, 40% Chardonnay
- Color:Sparkling White
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- Scores:James Suckling: 97, Wine Enthusiast: 97
- Producer Website:https://www.champagne-billecart.fr/en