OENOFOROS Product Details 0240 Oenoforos Billecart-Salmon Elisabeth Salmon 2000
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BILLECART-SALMON ELISABETH SALMON 2000
Appearance: A salmon pink tint underscored by a gracious and persistant effervescent veil. A very seductive visual ensemble, with a soft shimmering reflection, rising to an accomplished articulation of a great vintage.

Aroma: It is a refreshing sensorial expression of crisp red berries, citrus peel and stone fruits. With the exquisite sensation of a rich and complex aromatic generosity (fresh figs, white peach, peony). Fine and ripe effective notes, respectfully softening the distinctive perfume of summer fruits and wild strawberries.

Palate: A rich and deep luscious flavour owing to the noble and harmonious maturing of the wine. An ample and pure character in the mouth unveiling the soft spices of tangy mandarine and the persistant flavours of roses.

Serving: This great wine with its extreme finesse is a sign of its delicate personality. An aromatic charm with a rare mineral dimension, marries well with beautiful creamy poultry, in particular poulet de Bresse, roast veal and poached peaches.

Serve at 11-12°.

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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.