BILLECART-SALMON EXTRA BRUT NV
Pure and Natural
This is a champagne full of brightness and purity.
|GRAPES:||30% Pinot Noir 30% Chardonnay 40% Pinot Meunier|
|APPEARANCE:||A visual intensity of pale gold, enhanced by the clarity of a pure and sparkling ensemble. With ultra-fine, regular and plentiful bubbles which are focussed towards the surface of the glass in a disciplined manner|
It’s the engagement of an authentic seduction, nuanced by the purity and the exact maturity of a distinct and vibrant aromatic profile (orchard fruits, fresh citrus and small pains au lait)
|PALATE:||An ample and harmonious tactile approach, preserved by a deliciously chiselled mineral tension. A well balanced and nicely rounded lightly sparkling sensation is strengthen by a captivating gustatory trajectory (white flesh fruits, lime trees and almond cream|
|FOOD PAIRING:||A veal carpaccio, grilled scallops and citrus marinated sashimi|
|SERVICE TEMPERATURE:||10-11 °C|
Based on the 2014 vintage with the addition of 55% reserve wines, the NV Extra Brut saw no dosage and an additional year sur lattes before disgorgement. Unwinding in the glass to reveal aromas of iodine, oyster shells, citrus oil and freshly baked bread, it's medium to full-bodied, racy and precise, with a taut, incisive profile and a mouthwatering finish. This is certainly dry, but not so austere as to render it élitist, and it has turned out well.
31/08/2019 William Kelley