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Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve NV (France: Champagne)

Name Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve NV
Varietal Champagne
Region France: Champagne
Notes "Made with a high proportion of Pinot Meunier, this is elegant, fruity, with plenty of good acidity and a wonderful floral character. It is so fruity, fresh, a wine for real enjoyment." (Wine Enthusiast) "A pretty, introspective wine laced with bright, citrus fruit, flowers and minerals. Medium in body, the wine reveals plenty of length and focus, with a crisp, refreshing finish. The Billecart-Salmon house style is defined by class, elegance, and a sublime freshness to the wines." (Wine Advocate)

Additional Notes

"This blend includes 40 percent Pinot Meunier, the balance equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Its remarkable fruitiness might be tied to the firm's long, slow, cool fermentations, which, they believe, allow Meunier to maintain its perfume. This is a graceful, vinous Champagne with dramatic high notes of roses and red fruit, finishing clean with a grounding of pale earthiness. It's a lovely prediction of what Champagne might become in a warming climate." (Wine & Spirits Magazine)

Price

$65.99

Scores Press* Points Other  
WE: 91 pts  
WA 89 pts  
W&S: 91 pts Best Buy  
Other ABV% Body Oak Org/Bio/Sus
12.0 Medium Light

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WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine
VIN = Vinous
DEC = Decanter