OENOFOROS Product Details 0429 Oenoforos Billecart-Salmon Champagne Vintage 2008
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BILLECART-SALMON CHAMPAGNE VINTAGE 2008
Country: France, Chamoagne, 
Grape Varieties: Champagne Blend
AWARDS
JAMES SUCKLING - SEPTEMBER 2019- 96/100

APPEARANCE
The yellow gold hue is adorned with delicate, soft golden glints. It has a subtle effervescence, benefitting from 9 years aged in our chalk cellars.

AROMA
A delicious fruit intensity with elegant lemony citrus notes and nuts (flaked almonds, Menton lemons). There is a long and nuanced sensory development centred around exquisite hints of patisseries (raw butter, Mirabelle plum jelly).

PALATE
A taut and seductive tactile pleasure (citrus zest, seeded white flesh fruit and Breton biscuits). The wine offers a persistent finish with a structure defined by the quality of its potential as a great vintage.

TASTING
Enjoy with exceptional fish dishes, shellfish, the finest hams, risotto
Product Id: 0429

BOTTLE

€85,00
Available Stock: 14 items
For orders €100,00 or more we deliver free to your place (within city limits)
The Grape
Champagne Blend
Which grapes are included in the blend, and their proportion, is one of the key factors determining the style of most Champagnes. Three grapes are used - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.

26% of vineyards in Champagne are planted with Chardonnay and it performs best on the Côtes des Blancs and on the chalk slopes south of Epernay. It is relatively simple to grow, although it buds early and thus is susceptible to spring frosts. It produces lighter, fresher wines than those from Burgundy and gives finesse, fruit and elegance to the final blend. It is the sole grape in Blancs de Blancs, which are some of the richest long-lived Champagnes produced.

Pinot Noir accounts for nearly 40% of the plantings in Champagne and lies at the heart of most blends - it gives Champagne its body, structure, strength and grip. It is planted across Champagne and particularly so in the southern Aube district.

The final component is Pinot Meunier and this constitutes nearly 35% of the plantings. Its durability and resistance to spring frosts make the Marne Valley, a notorious frost pocket, its natural home. It ripens well in poor years and produces a soft, fruity style of wine that is ideal for blending with the more assertive flavours of Pinot Noir.