Billecart-Salmon Champagne NV Brut Reserve
Pairs with: Oysters and foie gras
Good for: Ringing in the new year in style
Grape: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
I am from: Champagne, France
The Story: It all started in 1818 when Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon were married, marking the creation of their Champagne House. This has been a family story since the beginning with Louis Salmon, brother of Elisabeth and a passionate oenologist, getting involved in the creation of the wines. Over 7 generations, each member of the family has endeavoured to continue the family tradition, staying faithful to the same motto: "Give priority to quality, strive for excellence".
Why You'll Love Me: A graceful, vinous Champagne with dramatic high notes of roses and red fruit, finishing clean with a grounding of pale earthiness and just a hint of minerality.