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BRUT MILLÉSIME 2006

Balance and Richness

This exceptional cuvée was created in 1964 as a tribute to the House’s founder. It results from the blending of Grands Crus from the classified Côte des Blancs vineyards (Chardonnay) and the Montagne de Reims (Pinot Noir).


Tasting notes


Its vinification, partially in traditional oak casks, underpins the generous character of this fine, elegant and rich wine.




APPEARANCE

A lovely colour of sparkling yellow gold veiled in luminous golden reflections.


PALATE

Fine honeyed notes associated with stone fruits (mirabelle plums, Royal Anne cherries) are underlined by flashes of aromas of citrus fruit zest.


AROMA

The balance of a tension controlled by the blossoming of the wine (preserved peaches, fine apple tart and lemon verbana tea). It maintains a consistency reflecting a distinct personality and retains a power controlled by a wellintegrated low dosage.


TASTING

It will expose the flavours of a beautiful creamy, roasted poultry or a delicious slice delicious turbot in a creamy sauce.

Serve at: 11-12°C


From François DOMI, Billecart-Salmon’ chief winemaker.



In Perfect Harmony with Lionel Levy

Chef at the restaurant Alcyone*, Marseille


 My first encounter with the Cuvée Nicolas François 2006 goes back to a tasting organised for my team. The idea was to introduce them to some exceptional wines but, in reality, it was me who was the most surprised by the marked personality of this champagne. There is a strength and a length on the palate, a power which is controlled and mastered in perfect balance. The Cuvée Nicolas François 2006 is an invitation on a journey and I particularly enjoy its combination with scallops, pan seared with hazelnut and ceps in a poultry stock. This dish is an obvious choice, so much so that it blends perfectly with the character traits, the strength and the power of the Cuvée Nicolas François. Your imagination carries you away onto a sailing boat, between land and sea, in the company of your very dearest friends. Such a cuvée should be decanted and served in wines glasses to open up and fully appreciate all of the aromas. It is the epitome of tasting an exceptional champagne. 




Guide notes

95 - Wine Enthusiast - December 2018



Grape Varieties & Blend


• 60% Pinot Noir from the Premiers and Grands Crus from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne


• 40% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs


  • • Dosage: 6 g/l
  • • 5% vinified in oak barrels
  • • Partial malolactic fermentation
  • • Ageing on lees: 10 years
  • • Available formats: bottle
  • • Ageing potential: more than 10 years

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