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BRUT ROSÉ MILLÉSIME 2006

Depth and Complexity

Created in 1988 as a tribute to the House’s co-founder Elisabeth Salmon, this cuvée distinguishes itself through its sparkle and refined purity of grandeur and unique character. This great, rare and sought after wine, offers the subtle signature of our top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay terroirs.


Tasting notes


The presence of an ancestral savoir-faire is recognised through the art of assemblage and rigorous selection from an exceptional harvest. This great wine, with its extreme finesse, is a sign of the delicate personality of its textures and flavours.




APPEARANCE

A salmon pink tint and sparkling luminous visual presence is underscored by a gracious and persistent effervescent veil.


PALATE

A harmonious maturing of flavours (nectarine, cardamom) and an ample and pure character in the mouth unveil the soft spices of tangy mandarin and the persistent flavours of cedar and exotic wood.


AROMA

It is a refreshing sensorial expression of crisp red berries, citrus peel and stone fruits. With the exquisite sensation of a rich and complex aromatic generosity (fresh figs, white peach, almond macarons).


TASTING

Ideal when paired with beautiful creamy poultry, in particular poulet de Bresse, langoustines royales and crunchy hibiscus macarons.

Serve at: 11-12°C


From François DOMI, Billecart-Salmon’ chief winemaker.



In Perfect Harmony with David Bizet

Chef at L'Orangerie* Four Seasons Hotel George V - Paris


 The Elisabeth Salmon 2006 is honestly one of my first real emotional reactions to a champagne; I had the pleasure of discovering it with my sommelier during a visit to the House. This cuvée is distinguished by its density and its power which make it a great gastronomic champagne capable of holding its own against dishes such as blue lobster, carrots à l’orange and a well-seasoned jus which is what I serve at my restaurant L’Orangerie*. The characteristics are at the same time salty, vegetal and spicy, a mix which meets harmoniously with notes of almonds, red berries and the finesse of the bubbles. For me, the perfect place to enjoy this cuvée would be on the terrace of the Penthouse suite of the George V Hotel, with views over Paris, in great company with a great champagne, and the moment becomes magical! 




Guide notes

17/20 - Revue du Vin de France 2018
18,5/20 - Bettane & Desseauve 2018
17,5/20 - Gault & Millau 2018

This rosé has a very rare complexity on the nose with notes of macerated red berries and wilted flowers. On the palate, the champagne reveals its great intensity with a spicy element which serves to complete the ensemble. The balance between the structure and the finesse is remarkable. The length is phenomenal.

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Grape Varieties & Blend


• 50% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne


• 50% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs


• Less than 10% of the Pinot Noir is vinified as a red wine. The grapes for the red wine are come from the “Valofroy” vineyard of old vines, located on the slopes of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and which benefit from a south facing exposure


  • • Dosage: 6g/l
  • • Partially vinified in oak casks
  • • Partial malolactic fermentation
  • • Ageing on lees: 10 years
  • • Available formats: bottle
  • • Ageing potential: more than 10 years

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