OENOFOROS Product Details 0124 Oenoforos Billecart-Salmon Blanc De Blancs Grand Cru
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BILLECART-SALMON BLANC DE BLANCS GRAND CRU
Country: France, Champagne
Grape Varieties: Champagne Blend
Appearance: The fine mousse of delicate bubbles elegantly accompanies the glints of its gold colour.

Aroma:
A cuvée that will surprise you with its pure intensity of dry fruits aromas, almonds and fresh hazelnuts mixed with those of fruits of white flesh.

Palate:
The creamy sensation of the bubble associated to aromas of buttered brioche and mineral aromas. Persistent finish with a fresh and elegant sweetness.
Serving: This great bottle will make a perfect marriage with caviar or fine oysters but also with grilled fish and seafood.

AWARDS
Bob Campbell: 93

Wine Spectator: 92
Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0124

BOTTLE

€70,00

CASE PRICE

€420,00
Available Stock: 50 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.