Champagne Vintage 2008
Intense and Seductive
This wine, with an extra brut dosage, 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 has been made with a strong dominance of Grands Crus Pinot Noir. It promises a subtle richness of flavours and an ageing potential worthy of a great vintage champagne.
The yellow gold hue is adorned with delicate, soft golden glints. It has a subtle effervescence, benefitting from 9 years aged in our chalk cellars.
A taut and seductive tactile pleasure (citrus zest, seeded white flesh fruit and Breton biscuits). The wine offers a persistent finish with a structure defined by the quality of its potential as a great vintage.
A delicious fruit intensity with elegant lemony citrus notes and nuts (flaked almonds, Menton lemons). There is a long and nuanced sensory development centred around exquisite hints of patisseries (raw butter, Mirabelle plum jelly).
Enjoy with exceptional fish dishes, shellfish, the finest hams, risotto…
Serve at: 11-12°C
From Florent NYS, 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. 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! ”
Grape Varieties & Blend
- • 65% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne (Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and Aÿ)
- • 35% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs (Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Chouilly and Vertus)
- • Extra Brut Dosage : 4 g/l
- • Vinification in stainless steel tanks
- • Partial malolactic fermentation
- • Ageing on lees: 9 to 10 years
- • Available format: bottle
- • Ageing potential: 8 to 10 years
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