Billecart-Salmon 'Cuvee Nicolas Francois' 2007
This prestigious cuvée, created in 1964 as a homage to the founder of the Champagne house, is the result of an assembly which has remained unchanged since its creation. The vinification, partially in traditional barrels, asserts a well-rounded and generous character, favoring a subtle and natural elegance.
On the eye: A beautiful golden yellow, glinting with bright sparkles. The glittering, crystalline appearance is set off by an eruption of finely chiseled bubbles.
On the nose: It combines all the richness of an aromatic curve, both complex and refreshing. Intense, fine notes of orchard fruits, associated with the character of stone fruits (Mirabelle plum and sweet cherry) and accentuated by the burst of a long floral note (hawthorn).
On the palate: A balanced tension is achieved by the blossoming of the wine (peaches in syrup, fine apple tart and mountain butter) and embodied in the noble flavors that follow (fresh fig and wild berries).
This tense and mineral vintage, characterized by an elegant vinosity, offers you all the distinction of a well-aged Champagne. Served at cellar temperature (11° to 12°), this cuvée will reveal the flavors of a Bresse roast chicken or a delicious milk-fed veal chop with chanterelle mushrooms.
Varietals: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Appellation: Pinot Noir from the Premiers and Grands Crus from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne. Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs.
Aging: 10 years