Billecart-Salmon Demi-Sec Champagne

Billecart-Salmon Demi-Sec is Billecart-Salmon's champagne for those who are looking for a sweeter champage experience. Billecart-Salmon Demi-Sec is available in some markets but supplies are limited. On-line ordering is available or you may be able to order it through your local wine shop.

Billecart-Salmon Demi-Sec
Sweetness Level:
Category: Basic Prestige Cuvée: No
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
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Wine Enthusiast na na   (750 ml bottle) $56
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Tasting Notes
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Demi-Sec Details
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Label: Billecart-Salmon Demi-sec
Champagne Billecart-Salmon
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Sweetness Level: Demi-sec
Dosage: na
Prestige cuvée: No
Vineyards: NA
Grapes: 40% Pinot Meunier, 35% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12%

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Billecart-Salmon Demi-Sec

Billecart-Salmon uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. The demi-sec is composed of 40% Pinot Meunier, 35% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay. It is the same base as the Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve only with a higher dosage of approximately 40 grams/liter.

Billecart-Salmon uses a winemaking technique called double debourbage where solids settle to clarify the juice, then a second 'cold' settling occurs at about 40 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 48 hours for the juice after pressing. This process ensures the purest of juice will be used for fermentation. The fermentation process typically takes place over 3 to 4 weeks at a temperature not to exceed 57 degrees Fahrenheit (typical fermentation at most houses is 1 week at about 68 degrees Fahrenheit).

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