BILLECART-SALMON BRUT ROSE CUVÉE ELISABETH SALMON
Depth and complexity
Created in 1988 as a tribute to one of the House’s founders, Elisabeth Salmon, this cuvée distinguishes itself through its sparkle and refined purity of grandeur and unique character. This great, rare and sought-after wine subtly offers the signature of our top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay terroirs.
|GRAPES:||50% Pinot Noir 50% Chardonnay|
|APPEARANCE:||With soft, shimmering reflections and a sustained pink hue, this seductive blend has a radiant brilliance|
|AROMA:||There is a refreshing sensorial expression of citrus peel and red berry jelly. With the exquisite sensation of a rich and complex aromatic generosity (antique roses, cherries and white peaches). Lovely olfactive notes respectfully soften the distinctive perfume of wild strawberries and scented soft spices|
|PALATE:||A measured strength which is delicate and charming at the same time, and with a harmonious maturing of flavours (mandarin, blood orange and Reinette apple tart). An ample and pure character in the mouth unveiling a chalky edge and a persistent finish of lightly candied citron|
|FOOD PAIRING:||This great wine, with its extreme finesse, is a sign of the delicate personality of its textures and flavours. An aromatic charm with a rare mineral dimension, marries well with beautiful creamy poultry, in particular poulet de Bresse or Breton langoustines royales|
|SERVICE TEMPERATURE:||11-12 °C|
Aromas of red berries, orange rind, dried flowers, warm brioche and spices introduce the 2007 Brut Rosé Cuvée Elisabeth, one of the highlights of this tasting chez Billecart. It's full-bodied, broad and vinous, with an enveloping attack and a bright underlying spice of acidity, revealing plenty of chalky dry extract and concentration, concluding with a long and precise finish. Despite the style of the vintage and the fact that malolactic fermentation was largely blocked, this is quite a textural, powerful wine.
31/08/2019 William Kelley