Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose' Champagne

Billecart-Salmon Rose' is Billecart-Salmon's non-vintage rose'. It is a very elegant, well balanced rose' with a dry finish. The pinots show through. Billecart-Salmon Rose' can be found at many retailers.

Billecart-Salmon Rose'
Sweetness Level:
Category: Rose' Prestige Cuvée: No
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 92 Nov. 2013   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast 94 12/01/13   (750 ml bottle) $80
Wine Spectator 92 11/15/13    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Pale salmon pink with delicate steady bubbles.
Aroma/bouquet: Strawberry, raspberry and citrus. Minerality and just a hint of toast.
Palate: Strawberry, raspberry, flinty minerality and subtle hints of yeast..
Additional comments: Very elegant, crisp acidity with dry finish, well balanced. Pinots show through.
When to drink: Billecart-Salmon Rose' Champagne is ready to drink at release through the next 4 years.

Rose' Details
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Label: Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose'
Champagne Billecart-Salmon
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Sweetness Level: Brut
Dosage: 9 grams per liter or less
Prestige cuvée: No
Vineyards: NA
Grapes: 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol: 12%

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Billecart-Salmon Rose'

Billecart-Salmon uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. The Rose' is composed of 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier with about 8% still red wine from the Pinots. Dosage is typically about 9% or less. The closure for Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve is DIAM cork rather than natural cork. DIAM is a type of cork made by combining tiny granules of cleaned natural cork with synthetic microspheres. It minimizes faults such as TCA that sometimes occurs with natural cork.

Billecart-Salmon uses a winemaking technique called double debourbage. Solids from the juice settle out to clarify, then a second 'cold' settling occurs at about 40 degrees F for at least 48 hours after pressing. This process ensures the purity of the juice prior to fermentation. The fermentation process typically takes place over a minimum of 3 weeks at a temperature not to exceed 57 degrees Fahrenheit, longer than the typical fermentation at most houses of 1 week at about 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Award Organization
Award Year
Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2009 1 Star
Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2005 2 Stars
    Coup de coeur
Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2004 1 Star
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