Billecart-Salmon 'Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon' Rose 2008
Created in 1988 as a tribute to Elisabeth Salmon, one of the House’s founders, this cuvée is set apart by its radiance, refined purity as well as unique character. It embodies with subtlety the signature of the top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay terroirs. Allowing time to play its role is behind the grandeur of this vintage cuvée.
On the eye: A luminous visual presence with soft shimmering coppery reflections and a deep salmon pink hue.
On the nose: A refreshing and sensual sensory expression of citrus peels and red berry jelly, with the exquisite sensation of a rich and complex aromatic amplitude (Plougastel strawberry, Mara des Bois and vine peach). Beautifully refined and mature olfactory notes, releasing a distinctive perfume of scented soft spices and wild rasberry pulp.
On the palate: Harmonious blossoming of gourmet flavors (tangerine, blood orange and Reinette apple tart). A fullbodied and layered mouthfeel, evolving towards a chalky edge and a lingering finish of citron zest and red and white currants.
This great wine is endowed with great finesse and delicacy, its personality shining through textures and flavors. An aromatic charm coupled with a rare mineral dimension, ideally paired with poulet de Bresse or Breton langoustines royales.
Varietals: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay
Appellation: 76% Grands crus and 24% Premiers crus. Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne. Chardonnay from the Côtes des Blancs.