Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut 2009 with Carafe
This wine, with an extra brut dosage, is dominated by great Pinot Noir flavors which is tempered by the elegance of the Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs.
On the eye: The yellow color has soft golden undertones, naturally enhanced by a fine, dynamic effervescence. A shining, very radiant effect that brings out the full potential of nine years of maturation in our ancestral chalk cellars.
On the nose: The delicious intensity of precise fruit with citrusy and nutty notes (grapefruit pulp, slivered almonds). A nuanced sensory development built around pastry scents (raw butter, white fruit jelly). A masterful aromatic expression with a refined, refreshing purity.
On the palate: A nervy, charming, tactile delight (chestnut cream, fresh blueberries and shortbread), emphasized by a delicate texture. The wine rises to a distinguished complexity with a persistent finale, crisply structured by the high-quality potential of such a sought-after vintage.
A deeply sculpted vintage with a noble, exquisitely distinctive character. Enjoy to the fullest with red tuna, papaya and avocado, or with pan-fried foie gras, peaches, verbena, rhubarb and verjuice (prematurely harvested grape juice).
Varietals: 73% Grands crus and Premiers crus. 40% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 27% Pinot Meunier
Appellation: Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne
Aging: 9 years on lees.