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Champagne Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut Grand Cru 2016 Wine - Last Bottle

Champagne Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut Grand Cru 2016

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$99
$139

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Flavor Profile: Honeysuckle, orange creamsicle, toasted hazelnuts, brioche, lemon, tangerine, golden plums, white cherries, and caramelized pineapple
Time on Lees: 76 months
Dosage: 1.9 g/L

Why We Love It...

Billecart-Salmon is without question one of the all-time great Champagnes. Sure, they’re a big house, but they got that way for a reason… 200 years of innovation and quality, and working with some of the best fruit anywhere in Champagne. This newest release of their vintage, Grand Cru, Extra Brut Champagne is another winner – and we’re over the moon to have snagged 20 cases. But it’s Billecart, good people, and if experience has taught us anything… that will NOT be enough!

The great house of Billecart-Salmon is a family run empire that has survived and thrived for seven generations, over two centuries, in the heart of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. They own 100 hectares of their own grapes, and contract out with some of Champagne’s greatest growers for another 300 hectares – all spread across 40 Grand Cru sites throughout the Champagne region. Their vintage cuvees get the choice picks of the top lots of Grand Cru fruit and this is exactly what this wine is all about!

66% pinot noir from the Montagne de Reims and 34% chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs, with a scant 1.9 g/l dosage, and a lengthy 76 months on the lees in their over 2 kilometers of carved chalk cellars. Floral honeysuckle aromas, with a nostalgia-inducing orange creamsicle accent, followed by toasted hazelnuts, with decadent brioche, and then lemon, tangerine, golden plums, white cherries, and caramelized pineapple. Fresh and uplifting elements of slate and pure, chalky minerality on the finish provides tension and focus… and this wine just pumps on all levels! Ok, you know you want it… but are you fast enough? To the fastest fingers go the spoils today!

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Technical Details

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Côte des Blancs
Varietal: Champagne Blends
Blend: 34% Chardonnay and 66% Pinot Noir
Winemaker: Francois Domi
Alcohol: 12%
Pair it with: Steak Diane

About the Producer

Since 1820, Ameztoi has been the most respected producer in the region of Getariako Txakolina. They produce both traditional wines in large barrels and they were the inventor of rosé txakolina and one of the first to do méthode traditionnelle sparkling wines in the region. They own 20 hectares of vineyards planted high on the seaside cliffs of the village of Getaria. Ignacio Ameztoi is fifth generation and has played an important role in the development and innovation in Getariako Txakolina over the last 10 years.

Champagne Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut Grand Cru 2016

$99
$139

Retail

29

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