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In 1818, Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon got married and founded Maison Billecart-Salmon in the family's hometown, in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. The 2009 vintage of the prestige cuvée presented by the house on October 20 pays tribute to the 204-year-old story and the unique and sophisticated lady. It was made for the first time from the 1988 vintage, based on principles similar to the current ones. The blend is made up by Pinot Noir from the best plots in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and Aÿ, and 45% Grand Cru Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs. 10% of black grapes were added to it in the form of red wine from the south-facing, old-vine ‘Valofroy’ vineyard on the slopes of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. It was fermented in stainless steel tanks, and after partial malolactic fermentation, aged on lees for 132 months, that is for 11 years, then a dosage of 7 grams was added to it. It has a copper-salmon colour with soft, elegant bubbles, a refined nose that’s both fresh and mature. Refreshing citrus, red and black berries, blackcurrant, blackberry and blueberry and notes of spices. The harmonious palate is both soft and distinctive, with aromas of ginger, candied citrus, spices and minerality. A pure, distinctive, fresh, long and extremely sophisticated wine.
Indifferent to fleeting trends, yet in tune with its era, the Billecart-Salmon House was founded in 1818 by husband and wife Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon. Seven generations later, the heirs of an ancestral savoir-faire, the whole family knows that it is their duty to uphold this quality requirement. From the Cőte des Blancs to the Reims Mountain, not forgetting the right bank of the Marne River, the greatest vintages of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier blossom. The Billecart-Salmon House covers around 50 hectares, and gets its grapes from a total of 170 hectares of land. Frequently cited for the quality of its vintages, the House pays particular attention to selecting the best grapes. At the foot of the Mareuil-sur-Ay hill, the family cultivates one hectare of Pinot Noir on a single, enclosed parcel. It is called Clos St Hilaire. The magic of the terroir combined with human skills have given rise to a wine which is particularly renowned for the complexity and rarity of its aromas.