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N.V. Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé

ITEM 8226803 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
heast 1 $65 $65
4 $65
Item Sold Amount Date
I8341512 1 $75 Jul 24, 2022
I8284587 1 $65 Jun 26, 2022
I8236289 2 $67 May 22, 2022
I8236289 1 $66 May 22, 2022
I8226803 1 $65 May 15, 2022
I8198342 2 $65 May 1, 2022
I8171796 3 $65 Apr 10, 2022
I8167725 4 $65 Apr 10, 2022
I8162241 1 $66 Apr 3, 2022
I8162241 12 $65 Apr 3, 2022
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RATINGS

94Robert M. Parker Jr.

...a consistent winner; gorgeous sweet cherry, strawberry, and mineral... delicate, crisp personality and surprising depth as well as persistence. A beautiful berry character in the finish adds to this impeccable rose’s captivating style.

92Wine Spectator

Bright and elegant, this offers appealing flavors of ripe black cherry, raspberry and orange peel that show hints of toasted raisin bread, anise and sweet smoke. Offers a beautiful texture, with a long, mouthwatering finish.

92Vinous / IWC

...Broad and sappy but dry, with lively orange and strawberry flavors and a subtle note of spice cake. Weightier on the finish, which features an exotic note of spicy herbs. This Champagne’s delicate touch...

91The Wine Advocate

Wild strawberries, freshly baked biscuits and cream... elegant and delicately flavoured of wild strawberries complimented by just the right amount of autolytic toastiness. Crisp backbone of acidity and quite a minerally style. Long finish.

PRODUCER

Billecart-Salmon

Billecart-Salmon was founded in 1818 by Nicolas Francois Billecart and his wife Elisabeth Salmon in Mareuil-sur-Ay, Marne, which is in France’s Champagne appellation. Today the estate is run by Francois-Roland, the seventh generation of the founding family. Billecart-Salmon makes numerous Champagnes, but is especially known for its rose and the Clos St.-Hillaire, which is made from a single Pinot Noir vineyard.

REGION

France, Champagne

Champagne is a small, beautiful wine growing region northeast of Paris whose famous name is misused a million times a day. As wine enthusiasts and all French people are well aware, only sparkling wines produced in Champagne from grapes grown in Champagne can be called Champagne. Sparkling wines produced anywhere else, including in other parts of France, must be called something besides Champagne. Champagne producers are justifiably protective of their wines and the prestige associated with true Champagne. Though the region was growing grapes and making wines in ancient times, it began specializing in sparkling wine in the 17th century, when a Benedictine monk named Dom Pierre Pérignon formulated a set guidelines to improve the quality of the local sparkling wines. Despite legends to the contrary, Dom Pérignon did not “invent” sparkling wine, but his rules about aggressive pruning, small yields and multiple pressings of the grapes were widely adopted, and by the 18th and 19th centuries Champagne had become the wine of choice in fashionable courts and palaces throughout Europe. Today there are 75,000 acres of vineyards in Champagne growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne’s official appellation system classifies villages as Grand Cru or Premier Cru, though there are also many excellent Champagnes that simply carry the regional appellation. Along with well-known international Champagne houses there are numerous so-called “producer Champagnes,” meaning wines made by families who, usually for several or more generations, have worked their own vineyards and produced Champagne only from their own grapes.