Billecart-Salmon 'Le Rendez-Vous' No. 3 Pinot Meunier Extra Brut

$119.99

In its continuous quest for excellence, Billecart-Salmon is constantly experimenting with new methods to further improve the quality of its wines. A range has been born from the fruit of this work to offer you a unique tasting experience. Precise, New, Bold, each new release will epitomize an exceptional terroir and a champagne grape variety as well as the art of a meticulous winemaking.

This third release takes in the three historic terroirs of Leuvrigny, Damery and Venteuil, where the Pinot Meunier varietal gives wine from this region its distinctive identity. A careful selection process based on the purity of the fruit and the balance of flavors in order to define a style even closer to low dosage.

TASTING NOTES

On the eye: A treat for the eyes that glistens and gleams, with a distinctive golden-yellow hue flecked with silver, and the customary stream of tiny bubbles perfectly channeled in the center of the glass.

On the nose: Wonderfully balanced floral sensations (lime and grasses) combined with the summery scents of freshly-cut wheat fields (grain and straw). This cuvée will awaken your senses to notes ranging from crisp fruit to juicy citrus. A highly delicate blend where the character of the Meunier subtly reveals itself.

On the palate: A sensual textured mouthfeel that blossoms into deeply delicious, fruity notes (white cherry, pineapple and yellow plums). A blissful sensation of flying high, with senses elevated and honed. Finally, an enjoyable finish lengthening to notes of white pepper with a pleasantly saline tartness.

PAIRING

The third rendez-vous renews the singular identity of a pure Meunier from three villages. Served at cellar temperature (10/12°C), consider pairing it with a veal and foie gras pie, or Pâté en Croûte Bressan.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Varietals: 100% Pinot Meunier

Appellation: Leuvrigny, Damery and Venteuil

Aging: 64 months on the lees

Current stock: 2