Buy Billecart Salmon Champagne

Nicolas Francois Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon created the oldest continually family-owned House, Billecart-Salmon, in 1818. The House has built a worldwide reputation for creating excellent, elegant, and balanced Champagnes over the course of more than 200 years.

The marriage of Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon, who established their own Champagne House in Mareuil-sur-A, a little town close to Epernay, in 1818, was the primary cause of Billecart-Salmon. Louis Salmon, Elisabeth’s brother and a fervent oenologist who had devoted his life to the improvement of the wines, stood at their side. Since then, their descendants have continued to strive for winemaking excellence. Every member of the family, who are currently led by Mathieu Roland-Billecart of the seventh generation, has made an effort to uphold the family legacy and adhere to the same creed: “give priority to quality, strive for excellence.”

Using grapes from a total of 300 hectares spread across 40 Champagne crus, Buy Billecart Salmon Champagne  meticulously cultivates a 100 acre estate.

The bulk of the grapes used in vinification are grown within a 20-kilometer radius of Epernay, in the Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, and Côte des Blancs vineyards, which are home to the Grand Crus of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay.

The House developed the cold settling method and stainless steel tanks for a longer fermentation at a lower temperature in the 1950s as part of their effort to improve the quality of their champagnes. In order to preserve the subtleties of “terroir” expression, the House usually uses tiny thermoregulated tanks for vinification. The Billecart-Salmon style is defined by its refinement, grace, and balance. Low temperature fermentation slows down the process, permitting aromas to delicately emerge and allowing the purity of the fruit to fully express itself.

The family lets their wines mature for over three years for non-vintage cuvees and over 10 years for prestige vintage cuvees in the chalk cellars. The splendor of Billecart-Salmon champagnes is partly a result of allowing time to play its part.

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