Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elizabeth Salmon Rose 2008

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Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elizabeth Salmon Rose 2008.
Created in 1988 as a tribute to Elisabeth Salmon, one of the House’s founders, this cuvée is set apart by its radiance, refined purity as well as unique character. It embodies with subtlety the signature of our top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay terroirs. Allowing time to play its role is behind the grandeur of this vintage cuvée.
• 55% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne

• 45% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs

• Less than 10% of the Pinot Noir is vinified as a red wine. The grapes for the red wine are come from the “Valofroy” vineyard of old vines, located on the slopes of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and which benefit from a south facing exposure

APPEARANCE: Its appearance is luminous, with soft, coppery shimmers and a sustained salmon pink hue.

AROMA: There is a refreshing sensorial experience of citrus peel and red berry jelly. With the exquisite sensation of a rich and complex aromatic generosity (Plougastel and Mara des Bois strawberries, pêche de vigne). Pretty, refined and mature olfactory notes that bring out the inimitable fragrances of sweet spices and wild raspberry pulp.

PALATE: A measured strength which is delicate and charming at the same time, with the harmonious maturing of flavours (mandarin, blood orange, and Reinette apple tart). An ample and full character in the mouth unveiling a chalky edge and persistent finish of citron zest as well as red and white currants.

TASTING: This great and highly refined wine presents its personality with wonderful delicacy of texture and flavour. The aromatic charm of a rare mineral aspect to pair with beautiful poulet de Bresse with crayfish or a few Breton langoustines royales.

Dosage: 7g/l

Serve at: 11-12°C

Anne-Sophie PIC, honorary godmother of the Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon 2008

The Billecart-Salmon is the historic champagne of my father's house. It was one of the first champagnes I tasted and often signified a celebration.
When I tasted the Elisabeth Salmon 2008 at my home in Valence, it brought up a lot of emotions: there is a lot of depth to this wine. I loved its energy and vigour, so harmonious and balanced, with a perfect mix of vinous and chalky tones. To accompany this wine, I imagine fresh brown crab. This dish plays on the duality of freshness and complexity, which resonates with the Elisabeth Salmon 2008’s Chardonnay freshness and Pinot Noir vinosity. I think the perfect place to enjoy this cuvée would be with the table d’hôte from my restaurant’s white kitchen. It’s something really unique to experience together!”  Anne-Sophie PIC : 3-Michelin Star Chef 

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