Grape: 40% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: Apple, Mineral, Citrus, Biscuit
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. In 1818 he founded the house of Billecart-Salmon which now stands as the oldest continuously family owned and operated house in Champagne.
The highly rated vintage Billecart-Samon is extremely dry, rich, balanced, complex, and elegant with gentle acidity, and a persistent mousse. Its very nuanced and pillowy palate presents flavors of apple, lemon, grapefruit, mineral, white peach, spiced pear, and delicious pastry notes. This is a perfect brunch wine.