The family-owned House of Billecart-Salmon, based in Mareuil-sur-Ay, a commune in the Marne region of north-eastern France, has presented the new 2002 vintage of their prestige rosé cuvée.
Billecart-Salmon is one of the few remaining Champagne houses to have been passed down the generations since the foundation of the company by Elisabeth Salmon and her husband Nicolas François Billecart in 1818. The business continues to oversee the entire production process using grapes bought in from the Marne Valley and the Montagne de Reims.
The first vintage of the cuvée was created in 1988, as a tribute to the Co-Founder, Elizabeth Salmon, which distinguishes itself through its intensity of beautiful and elegant ﬂavours. This great, rare, and sought after wine, subtly offers the signature of their top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay terroirs that have been carefully mastered from an exceptional harvest.
The Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Rosé 2002, which can be found in the Billecart-Salmon Millésime range, offers a salmon pink tint underscored by a gracious and persistent effervescent veil, as well as an aroma which delivers a refreshing sensorial expression of crisp red berries, citrus peel and stone fruits. A rich and deep luscious ﬂavour owes to the noble and harmonious maturing of the wine.
This cuvée’s aromatic charm with a rare mineral dimension, marries well with beautiful creamy poultry, in particular poulet de Bresse, roast veal, and poached peaches.
The recommended retail price per bottle of the Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Rosé 2002 is from £140.00 to £150.00 (including VAT).