Champagne Vintage 2016

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.

Tasting notes

An ideal blend allowing the personality of the Champagne region’s great Pinot Noirs to dominate, combined with the elegance and subtlety of Chardonnays.


A rose-gold hue with glinting flecks of soft green, naturally enhanced by a fine, abundant and dynamic effervescence.


A charming mouthfeel with notes of fresh pineapple and sudachi zest, amplified by a creamy and delicate texture. A persistent finish with a chiseled structure.


Deliciously fruity intensity with elegant notes of nuts and stone fruits (greengage and crunchy cherries). Prolonged and nuanced development of exquisite notes of baked goods (crepe dough and puffed cereals). A superlative aroma, with a refreshing and sophisticated purity.


A noble and distinctive vintage with excellent depth. Enjoy with bream ceviche and kalamansi condiment or a high-end Pata Negra ham aged 36/48 months.
Serve at : 11/12°C.

From Florent NYS, Billecart-Salmon’ chief winemaker.

In Perfect Harmony with Jacky Ribault

Chef du Restaurant L'Ours*- Vincennes

 One of my first memories with Billecart-Salmon was marked by a lovely tasting of Brut Rosé with Breton restaurateur friends, a lovely moment of sharing and friendship! The Vintage 2016 vintage reveals a citrus nose full of freshness, finesse and refinement with a personality as complex as it is pleasant. To accompany this wine, I imagine, on the sea side, a meunière-style turbot with citrus white butter. On the earth side, I will serve a beautiful poultry just roasted in the oven with candied lemon juice and fresh herbs. The ideal place to savor this 2016 vintage would be first of all accompanied by family and friends in my dear native Brittany or at a table in my restaurant L'Ours. 

Guide notes


Grape Varieties & Blend

  • • 100% Grands crus
  • • 66% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay / Origins: Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs
  • • Dosage : 1.9 g/l
  • • Vinification in stainless steel tanks
  • • Partial malolactic fermentation
  • • Ageing on lees: 64 months
  • • Available format: bottle, magnum
  • • Ageing potential: 8 to 10 years (bottle), more than 10 years (magnum)