Billecart-Salmon "Le Rendez-Vous" Pinot Meunier Extra Brut No. 1

$69.99

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.

Our first stop is the historic terroirs in the Vallée de la Marne, 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.

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.

On the nose: Wonderfully balanced floral sensations (lime and violet) 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 Pinot Meunier subtly reveals itself.

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

PAIRING

This new arrival reaffirms how a pure Pinot Meunier should be. Served at cellar temperature (10/12°), you may wish to consider pairing it with a veal and foie gras pie, or Pâté en Croûte.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Varietals: 100% Leuvrigny, Festigny and Venteuil Pinot Meunier

Appellation: Leuvrigny and Festigny vineyards are on the left bank of the Marne Valley, exposed to the east and south, on limestone subsoil. Venteuil vineyards are on the right bank of the Marne Valley, exposed to the south, on loamy subsoil.

Aging: 52 months on lees.

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