Mareuil Sur Ay France

Billecart-Salmon Champagne

Billecart-Salmon is located away from the main tourist area in Mareuil-Sur-Ay and visits are by appointment only. The house is family owned and operated with a focus on fastidious production. Billecart-Salmon styles tend toward delicate, fresh and fruity. The range has continued to expand and diversify over recent years. An example of a recent addition is the Brut Sous Bois, a cuvee fully fermented in oak.

Billecart-Salmon Champagne Collection

Dry and Sweet
Billecart-Salmon offers both dry and sweet champagne labels. Their dry champagne is presented first followed by a sweeter (demi-sec) champagne label.

Billecart-Salmon Dry Styles

Non-vintage Brut
Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve is their house style champagne. They offer two more basic types along with a rose' and a blanc de blancs. The following links provide a review, tasting notes, retail price, and ratings by Champagne 411, Wine Enthusiast, and/or Wine Spectator.

Vintage Brut
Billecart-Salmon offers two basic brut vintages as well as a blanc de blancs vintage champagne. Click on a year to find a review, tasting notes, retail price, and ratings by Champagne 411, Wine Enthusiast, and/or Wine Spectator.

Vintage Prestige Cuvee
Billecart-Salmon has three prestige cuvee brands, Nicolas Francois Billecart, Elisabeth Salmon, and Le Clos Saint-Hilaire. Click on a link to find a review, tasting notes, retail price, and ratings by Champagne 411, Wine Enthusiast, and/or Wine Spectator.

Billecart-Salmon Sweeter Styles

Billecart-Salmon offers one demi-sec for those who prefer a sweeter champagne experience. It is a non-vintage champagne. Our Sweet Champagne webpage provides a list of additional sweet champagne brands.

Billecart-Salmon History

The Billecart-Salmon House was established in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ in 1818 by Nicolas-Francois Billecart with help from his brother in law, Louis Salmon.  Nicolas married Louis’ sister, Elisabeth Salmon the same year the house was founded. The family has lived in the area since the 16th century. One of Nicolas’ forefathers, Pierre Billecart was advisor to King Louis XIII. The King gave Pierre the authority to create the Billecart coat of arms.  In the past, this symbol, “blue inside a gold chevron with three bunches of grapes lined up along the top above a greyhound standing to attention” adorned the old wine barrels of the house.

The vast network of the Billecart-Salmon cellars date from the 17th and 19th centuries.  The house and its gardens were redesigned by Charles Roland-Billecart in the 1920s.  After a storm destroyed much of the original garden in 1999, Charles’ grandson, Francois Roland-Billecart decided to expand the area. He delegated the project to his sister, Véronique Roland-Billecart. The family remains dedicated to the preservation of the garden from generation to generation.  
The House Billecart-Salmon remains one of the few major producers in Champagne that is independent and family owned, the oldest continuously family owned and controlled house in the area.  The family presence and management has included 7 generations throughout the history of the house. Today the house is under the leadership of brothers Antoine and Francois Roland-Billecart with assistance from their father, Jean Roland-Billecart.

More On Billecart-Salmon

About Billecart-Salmon
Our About Billecart-Salmon report includes general information about the champagne house and their key people.

Contact and Visitor Information
Contact and possible tour information is located on our Contact Billecart-Salmon report.

Official Website
The official website is

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