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N.V. Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs

1.5ltr

ITEM 8306388 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
Cajunwine 2 $115 $230
2 $115
Item Sold Amount Date
I8306388 2 $115 Jul 3, 2022
I8294876 1 $115 Jun 26, 2022
I8235944 3 $115 May 22, 2022
I8226389 2 $115 May 15, 2022
I8217443 1 $115 May 8, 2022
I8128869 2 $115 Mar 6, 2022
I8123422 4 $115 Feb 27, 2022
I8118109 4 $115 Feb 20, 2022
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RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

...bouquet displays scents of green apple, pear, lemon zest, toasty lees and honeysuckle.

92Wine Spectator

...streak of minerality running through finely layered flavors of Gala apple, lemon zest, biscuit and fresh finger.

90The Wine Advocate

Emerges with firm, chalky notes that frame a highly individualistic expression of Chardonnay. The wine possesses striking depth and clarity, along with a graceful, elegant finish. This is another very strong effort from Billecart-Salmon.

17Jancis Robinson

Light and zesty with tobacco notes. Fresh and lively.

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.

VINTAGE

N.V. Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs

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