Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut 2013 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 and that signature touch of Pinot Meunier.
On the eye: Pale gold in color, with glinting flecks of soft yellow and a natural light sparkle.
On the nose: Deliciously fruity intensity with elegant notes of nuts and stone fruits (fresh hazelnuts, pomelo flesh). Prolonged and nuanced development of exquisite notes of baked goods (raw butter, lemon cream). A superlative aroma, with a refreshing and sophisticated purity.
On the palate: : A charming mouthfeel with a delightful tension and notes of blueberries and cherry clafoutis, intensified by the delicate, creamy texture of a slow second fermentation. The wine rises to a distinguished complexity and enjoys a lingering, delicately structured finish.
A noble and distinctive vintage with excellent depth. Enjoy with bream ceviche, citrus fruits and avocado or pan-fried foie gras, peach, verbena and rhubarb.
Varietals: 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay, 14% Pinot Meunier
Appellation: 85% Grands crus and Premiers crus in Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne
Aging: 89 months on the lees