Billecart-Salmon Reserve Brut Champagne
Chef Michel Rostang has us all fired up to open a bottle of Billecart-Salmon Reserve Brut Champagne. It's sublime, refined and elegant, and with a very gentle price for this caliber of bubbly. Cheers winelovers!
Wine Spectator: "A well-knit Champagne with a citrusy, orange peel overtone and a lithe backbone of acidity enlivening flavors of cherry and apricot fruit, grated ginger, pastry and minerally saline. Creamy finish. Drink now through 2023. " Dec 2020
Winery: "Appearance: With reflections of straw yellow, this cuvée is recognisable by the finesse of its slowly rising bubbles and its persistent and plentiful mousse. Overall it portrays a luminous radiance of sparkling youthfulness. Aroma: A distinct and precise intensity with an ethereal character, followed by a natural and radiant freshness. With the presence of a perfect primary example (floral and fresh fruits), highlighted by a volatility of very pure and lightly biscuit aromas. Palate: A subtle pleasure with a delicate texture under the charm of white flesh fruit flavours (apples, crunchy pears). With a beautiful fluidity of a delicious lightness uniting gourmand flavours of springtime. Tasting: The ideal partner for every occasion. It is perfect as an aperitif and can be enjoyed with a wide variety of dishes. Serve at 46-48 degrees F."
Chef's Notes: "The Brut Réserve is a cuvée which is both delicate whist at the same time exhibiting a great finesse. Ideal as an aperitif or paired with a dish that is light and refined and doesn’t overpower the wine. I’m thinking of a dish that we serve on our menu at the restaurant: crab spiced with ginger and a creamy courgette sauce which is topped with Daurenki caviar. The pairing is subtle and the dish perfectly accompanies this ethereal cuvée which exhibits a great finesse." ~ Chef Michel Rostang, of Maison Rostang, 2 MIchelin Star restaurant in Paris
|Varietal||40% Pinot Meuniere, 30% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir|
|Aging||30 months on the lees|