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    Billecart-Salmon Nicolas François Billecart 1999 1999 Bottle 75cl Presentation pack
      Billecart-Salmon Nicolas François Billecart 1999 1999 Bottle 75cl Presentation pack

      Billecart-Salmon

      Nicolas François Billecart 1999 | Bottle 75cl

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      The cuvee Nicolas François Billecart from Billecart-Salmon was elected «Cuvée of the millenium», for its 1959 vintage, in a competition reuniting oenologists and experts in a blind tasting of 150 different vintages from the top champagne houses. The cuvée Nicolas François Billecart 1961 came second.

       
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      Description

      The cuvee Nicolas François Billecart from Billecart-Salmon was elected «Cuvée of the millenium», for its 1959 vintage, in a competition reuniting oenologists and experts in a blind tasting of 150 different vintages from the top champagne houses. The cuvée Nicolas François Billecart 1961 came second.

      This prodigious champagne, created as a homage to the founder of Billecart-Salmon, is the result of blending Grand Crus from the Côte des Blancs (Chardonnay) and the Montagne de Reims (Pinot Noir).

      The partial vinification in traditional small barrels accentuates the generous character of this fine, rich and elegant champagne. With the cuvée 2000 Billecart-Salmon perpetuate the tradition and confirm their skills.

      Strongly anchored in tradition, such as the use of barrels for the grand crus, Billecart-Salmon age their bottles in an extended network of caves cut out of the chalk hills, dating from the 17th and 19th century.

      The constant temperature – around 12°, enables a very fine effervescence to develop.

      The cuvee Nicolas François Billecart is a splendid pale gold color with fine mousse nourished by long-lasting bubbles which rise softly.

      This champagne develops broad olfactory complexity with aromas of white flowers integrating with subtle notes of brioche.

      The palate is dense, lightly saline with good acidity, well-balanced and persistent.

      This rich blend of Grand Crus leaves a sensation of freshness.

      Characteristics

      Terroirs

      • Grape varieties

        Pinot Noir (60%)Chardonnay (40%)

      • Terroirs

        Montagne de ReimsCôte des blancsVallée de la Marne

      • scale of crus

        Premier cru

      Winemaking

      • Couleur:

      • Vintage:

        1999

      • Oak aged

        Partially oak aged

      • Dosage:

        Extra brut (between 0 and 6 gr/l)

      Tasting

      • Pairings

        Excellent as an aperitif but can also acommpany an entire meal

      • Serving température

        10°C

      • Tasting window

        Tasting window20132016
        (Best)
        2022

      Starred tables

      Served by Patrick Borras at the restaurant Pierre Gagnaire***
      Patrick Borras

      Chef-Sommelier du restaurant 3 étoiles Pierre Gagnaire, Patrick Borras accompagne et conseille l'équipe de Plus de Bulles depuis 2009. Un véritable engagement et un gage de qualité pour tous les champagnes proposés sur le site.

      More

      Champagnes from this producer are available in the following restaurants:
      Arpège - Alain Passard (Paris) Pavillon Ledoyen - Yannick Alléno (Paris) Pierre Gagnaire (Paris) Le Pré Catelan - Frédéric Anton (Paris)

      Opinion of thewine guides

      4.5 / 5(7 comments)
      19 / 20
      Bettane & Desseauve
      18 / 20
      Gault & Millau
      16.5 / 20
      Le Point
      91 / 100
      Parker
      16.5 / 20
      Revue du Vin de France
      91 / 100
      Richard Juhlin
      93 / 100
      Wine Spectator
      EAN Code: 3113946218518