Intense and Seductive
This wine is dominated by great Pinot Noir flavours which is tempered by the elegance of the Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs.
The blend of cuvée, of which 20% is vinified in oak, has been made with a strong dominance of “Grands Crus Pinot Noir. It promises a subtle richness of lavours and an ageing potential worthy of a great vintage champagne.
A soft yellow hue with a golden shimmer which is naturally underlined by an abundant and dynamic effervescence.
There is a subtle richness of flavours (white and yellow stone fruits, mandarin zest and citron flavours). The finish exhibits a well-proportioned structure and ageing potential which is symbolic of rare champagne vintages.
This champagne exhibits a delicious fruit intensity with elegant notes of orchard fruit, nuts and citrus fruits. A pure and nuanced sensory development comes from gourmet notes of marzipan, fresh pineapple and greengage plums.
Enjoy with exceptional fish dishes, shellfish, the finest hams, risotto…
Serve at: 11-12°C
From François DOMI, Billecart-Salmon’ chief winemaker.
In Perfect Harmony with Frédéric Turpaud
Head sommelier at the Restaurant Divellec - Paris
“ From the very first taste, I experienced a real love at first sight for the Vintage 2007. For me it incarnates the spirit of Billecart with freshness and finesse. With this vintage in particular, there is a majority of Pinot Noir which brings about an elegance and a framework for a great refinement. The Vintage 2007 is the essence of Maison Billecart-Salmon, a champagne which doesn’t go unappreciated; people always remember the Vintage 2007. In my capacity as a sommelier, I like to recommend this wine with a beautiful turbot that has been roasted whole, a fish with a beautiful meaty flesh that is full of flavour. There is a great harmony with the finesse of the Pinot Noir, and a very light austerity which brings about length. The Cuvée Vintage 2007 is also a wine that can be drunk on any occasion. I like to go against tradition and tell myself that we aren’t obliged to reserve champagne just for special events. Just sharing a bottle is reason enough! ”
Well-constructed and delicately burnished in colour over time, the Vintage 2007 delivers smooth and gourmand flavours on the palate.
This wine is an example of a success story for the vintage: on the nose there is a beautiful evolution of dried fruits and jams, yellow flesh fruits and fresh minty notes. On the palate, the wine is rich and vinous, despite having a low dosage of 3g/l.
Grape Varieties & Blend
- • 75% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne (Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and Aÿ)
- • 25% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs (Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Chouilly and Vertus)
- • Extra Brut Dosage : 3 g/l
- • Vinification in stainless steel tanks
- • Partial malolactic fermentation
- • Ageing on lees: 8 to 9 years
- • Available formats: bottle
- • Ageing potential: 8 to 10 years
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