Cuvée Louis Salmon 2009


Purity and Minerality

This cuvée was named in tribute to Louis, Elisabeth Salmon’s brother, who was passionate about oenology and highly involved in winemaking from the earliest creation of the House. Originating from the best parcels of the Côte des Blancs, the Blanc de Blancs vintage is endowed with purity and minerality.

Tasting notes

Distinguished elegance of a mineral and exceptionally precise Chardonnay with a natural balance that is a harmonious representation of the best parcels of grand crus of Côte des Blancs: Cramant, Chouilly for the finesse and Mesnil-sur-Oger for the structure and longevity.


Crystal-clear pale-gold colour with delicate glints marked by shades of yellow and green. A persistent and sparkling effervescence.


A creamy sensation in the mouth with a beautifully chiselled finesse. Beautiful and refreshing balance of natural flavours(marzipan, flaky brioche, white fruits and white pepper). This powerful, soaring winewith majestic typicity prolongs its finish towards an aromatic persistence of incredible length (cardamom, fresh mango and lemon caviar).


The first expression is distinctive for its elegant patina that’s nutty and complex, with flesh and pulp of citrus fruits (mandarin, yuzu, and pear in syrup). An aromatic profile of distinguished and sophisticated purity and a chalky, balanced and crystalline character (fresh honey and raw butter). An undeniable floral charm.


The unique dimension of a great Blanc de Blancs, pure and intense, with a directness perfectly associated with its low dosage. Its potential and balance express a remarkable finesse worthy of the most splendid food pairings: a lobster risotto or Teriyaki-style king scallops a la plancha.
Serve at: 10-12°C.

From Florent NYS, Billecart-Salmon’ chief winemaker.

In Perfect Harmony with


Guide notes


Grape Varieties & Blend

• 100% Chardonnay grands crus of Côtes des Blancs: 21% Chouilly, 58% Cramant, 21% Mesnil-sur-Oger

  • • Dosage: 3,75g/l
  • • Partial malolactic fermentation
  • • 100% Vinification in stainless steel tanks
  • • Ageing on lees: 144 months
  • • Available format: bottle
  • • Ageing potential: more than 10 years


Vintage mapping

Each cuvée that arrives in your hands is always ready to be tasted at its best, thanks in particular to a long ageing process in our cellars. However, conscious that everyone enjoys their wines at different stages of development, we wanted to highlight five stages of evolution to better guide you. None is superior to the other, however, depending on your tastes, this cartography will allow you to appreciate a vintage of our house as close as possible to your aspirations and thus have the best possible tasting experience.