Charles Le Bel Inspiration 1818 by Billecart-Salmon
Every year, Billecart-Salmon vinifies base wines from a greater number of parcels than it actually needs for the production of its main cuvées. The tasting Committee tastes each of these base wines and selects only the ones that match the standard and the style of Billecart-Salmon. Some of the wines that are not selected are bottled to be part of a second wine from the House, Inspiration 1818.
On the eye: Sparkling and crystalline with fine and plentiful bubbles.
On the nose: A blooming nose with harmonious notes of butter, white flesh fruits as well as Mirabelle plums and dried fruits.
On the palate: A well balanced mouth, structured thanks to the greatness of the Pinot Noirs, with flavors of white flesh fruits. The Chardonnays bring to this wine a refreshing finish with notes of citrus fruits and pepper.
Served at cellar temperature, this cuvée will bring out the flavors of an excellent sole in lemon butter or a delicious milk-fed veal chop with chanterelle mushrooms.
Varietals: 37% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier