Billecart-Salmon is a house of excellence in the Champagne region of France. Founded in 1818 by Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon in the small village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Billecart-Salmon has distinguished itself as one of the world's finest champagne producers. Its reputation for excellence is well-deserved, as it is one of the few houses that continues to grow its own grapes on its own estate, rather than buying them from outside. This family-run house is one of the oldest in Champagne, and the current owners, François and Antoine Roland-Billecart, have continued the tradition of excellence that their ancestors established centuries ago.
The philosophy of Billecart-Salmon is simple: to create classic and elegant champagnes that express the terroir of their vineyards in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. The house produces Brut and Rosé Champagnes, as well as vintage and white Champagnes. Each cuvée is made from a blend of grapes from the family's vineyards and is aged for at least three years before being released. The house also produces a range of prestige cuvées, which are aged even longer.
The result of this dedication to quality is a range of champagnes renowned for their finesse, complexity and elegance. Billecart-Salmon produces Champagnes that are both classic and modern, with aromas and flavors of ripe fruit, citrus, flowers and brioche. Its wines are renowned for their balance, finesse and length, and are perfect for any special occasion.
For more than two centuries, Billecart-Salmon has been producing some of the finest champagnes in the world. Its commitment to quality and craftsmanship is evident in every bottle, and its wines are a testament to the family's dedication and passion Billecart-Salmon. From its humble beginnings in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Billecart-Salmon has become one of the most respected names in Champagne, and its wines are a celebration of the region's unique terroir.
Blend of 3 Champagne grape varieties
The Brut Réserve is an airy, subtle and harmonious brut champagne without year. Its blend is composed of 3 Champagne grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier, from the best terroirs of the Marne.
It is perfect for the aperitif. It also accompanies the simplest as well as the most elaborate dishes.
Radiance and purity
of a Champagne wine
A philosophical and gustatory achievement directed towards the brilliance and purity of a Champagne wine with natural flavors.
To be enjoyed with the finest dishes: veal carpaccio, scallops a la plancha and raw fish marinated in citrus fruits.
BLANC DE BLANCS
Its complexity, its great vinosity and a surprisingly fresh finish
This cuvée, the result of a two-year blend, reveals all the speciﬁcities of Chardonnay. Its complexity, its great vinosity and a surprisingly fresh finish is particularly appreciated by the most enlightened wine lovers.
A perfect match with caviar or seafood but also with grilled fish.
Raw under wood
Complex aromatics and a character linked to a vinification in oak barrels.
The Brut Sous Bois plays on a complex aromatic definition and a character linked to a vinification in oak barrels.
Its strength of character and its straightforwardness will make it the ideal companion of white meats or fried chanterelles.
Blending ideally, Pinots Noirs Chardonnays and Meunier in signature
An ideally studied blend that gives a dominant personality to the great Champagne Pinot Noirs, combined with the elegance and subtlety of the Chardonnays and that signature touch of Meunier.
A deeply sculpted Vintage, with a noble character and distinction. To be savored fully with a ceviche of sea bream, citrus fruits and avocado or a pan-fried foie gras, peach, verbena and rhubarb.
A perfect balance between sugar, alcohol and acidity
This champagne Demi-Sec is heady and represents, in terms of balance, a perfect proportioning between sugar, alcohol and acidity.
It is ideal when accompanying pies or chocolate cakes, and will also make a brioche snack a unique moment.
Cuvée Nicolas François
Ample and generous character
with a fine and elegant style
This tense and mineral vintage characterized by an elegant vinosity, will bring you a signed reading of the Champagne style with assured aging. Served at cellar temperature (11/12°), this vintage will reveal the flavors of a beautiful roasted Bresse poultry or a delicious milk-fed veal chop with chanterelles.
of a mineral Chardonnay
The unique dimension of a great Blanc de Blancs pure and intense, of a straightness perfectly associated with its low dosage. Its potential and its balance express a remarkable finesse worthy of the most beautiful gustatory agreements (sweetbreads of Corrèze whole in casserole, creamy risotto with shellfish).
the art of assembly
of an exceptional year
This great wine of extreme refinement signs its personality with a great delicacy of texture and flavors. An aromatic charm of a rare mineral dimension to accompany a poached lobster, sakura leaf tartar, tomato-rhubarb
Le clos de Saint-Hilaire
The magic of a terroir
mixed with ancestral know-how
A unique gustatory extension where each great and rare vintage has a very small production (about 5100 bottles). Served at cellar temperature (12/14°), this micro-cuvée will offer a wonderful support to a wild Turbot ''ikejime'' with Burma coffee.
From a single plot of one hectare of old vines planted in Pinot Noir in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ in 1964, closed and in one piece.
VISIT THE HOUSE
THE VINEYARD, THE HOUSE, THE WINERY, THE CELLARS......
Here, the vines are pampered every day,
slowly blossom to the rhythm of an authentic nature.
The House's champagne is based, above all, on the unique know-how of its men who rigorously care for a 100-hectare estate and source their grapes from a total of 300 hectares in 40 Champagne crus.
Most of the grapes used for the vinification come from a radius of 20 km around Epernay, where the great vintages of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier coexist in the lands of the Montagne de Reims, the Côte des Blancs and the Vallée de la Marne.
A family home.
Welcome to the heart of 200 years of history at Mareuil-sur-Aÿ.
It all started here in 1818, when Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon joined forces to create their Champagne House. A family story since Louis Salmon, Elisabeth's brother and passionate about oenology, was involved in the making of the wines.
Thus, for 7 generations, each member of the family has been committed to perpetuating the family tradition by remaining faithful to an unchanging oath: "to privilege quality, to aim for excellence".
The Clos Saint-Hilaire.
A single plot, one hectare of Pinot Noir: the promise of excellence.
La clos Saint-Hilaire
This parcel is led by a conduct and a remarkable maintenance of the vine in the respect of the environment. The House Billecart-Salmon has decided to return to ancestral methods by reintroducing the draft horse and sheep. The latter improve the porosity and biodiversity of the soil: the roots develop in depth and the minerals extracted from the soil favor the growth of smaller and more concentrated grapes, ensuring the best expression of this unique terroir.
The Clos Saint-Hilaire gives birth to an exceptional eponymous champagne named after the patron saint of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. Made exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes vinified in barrels, it develops a rare complexity and an astonishing freshness. Each vintage will contain no more than 3500 to 6500 bottles, all numbered.
A meticulous work.
When modernity and authenticity combine for the best..
Always concerned with improving the quality of the wines, the company introduced the cold settling technique in the 1950s, followed by the use of stainless steel vats for a longer fermentation at low temperature. The winery is mainly concentrated in small temperature-controlled vats (47 hectoliters) which allow us to respect the traceability of the grape varieties and the parcels.
This vinification, vintage by vintage and variety by variety, allows us to preserve all the nuances of the terroir's expression. By vinifying at low temperature, the fermentation process is slowed down, favoring airy, delicate aromas and letting all the purity of the fruit express itself. The true signature of the style Billecart-Salmon.
The silent cellars.
All is calm, silence and patience.
Discover our ancestral methods of wine making.
More than 400 barrels and 24 tuns occupy the 2 cellars of the House.
Each barrel has been scrupulously chosen and shaped to reveal all the richness and aromatic complexity of the wines. Faithful to its style and know-how, the House vinifies at low temperature to keep all the freshness and elegance characteristic of its champagnes. In a permanent concern of traceability, each parcel is vinified individually. This know-how and this ancestral method of vinification come together with the vinification in vats to exalt all the elegance of the Billecart style.
The silent cellars.
All is calm, silence and patience.
Discover our ancestral methods of wine making.
The chalk cellars dating from the 17th and 19th centuries watch over the precious nectars of the House. With time, the wines assert themselves and the aromas exalt themselves, imbued with all the finesse, balance and elegance that characterize the House's champagnes.
During 3 to 4 years, the non-vintage champagnes fully blossom, that is to say twice as long as the rule fixed by the appellation, while the vintage cuvées will wait ten years before revealing their full maturity. To let time do its work is the nobility of champagne Billecart-Salmon.
Billecart-Salmon is an iconic champagne house, founded in 1818 by Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon. This prestigious champagne house has been crafting exquisite champagnes since its inception and is highly regarded for its exceptional quality. The prestige and reputation of Billecart-Salmon is evident in its award-winning champagnes, making it one of the most sought-after champagne houses in the world.
The secret to Billecart-Salmon 's success lies in the passion and dedication of the Billecart family, who have been producing champagne for seven generations. The Billecart family has dedicated itself to perfecting its champagne-making techniques, which is reflected in the exceptional quality of the champagnes Billecart-Salmon. The house prides itself on the quality of its champagnes and is known for its consistent and exquisite taste.
Billecart-Salmon champagnes are made with meticulous attention to detail and are made from a blend of three different grape varieties. This award-winning champagne house offers a range of champagnes that are sure to delight champagne lovers. From the traditional Brut Reserve and Brut Rosé to more luxurious cuvées, Billecart-Salmon has something for everyone. The house also produces a range of exquisite vintage champagnes, including the "Cuvée Nicolas François" and the "Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon".
When it comes to celebrating a special occasion, there is no better option than a bottle of Billecart-Salmon. This renowned champagne house has been producing some of the world's finest champagnes for over two centuries and has earned a reputation for quality and excellence. Whether you are looking for a bottle of Brut Reserve or a special cuvée to mark a milestone, Billecart-Salmon is the perfect choice. With its exquisite taste and wide selection, Billecart-Salmon is sure to make any occasion special.
The Brut Reserve is the most affordable of all the bottles Billecart-Salmon. This champagne is a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier and is drunk chilled. It has a light, crisp and balanced flavor that is perfect for any occasion. The price of a bottle of Brut Reserve starts at about 41 €.
The signature cuvée is the most expensive of the Billecart-Salmon bottles. This cuvée is made from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes and is aged for at least three years in bottle. The flavor of this cuvée is intense and complex and goes perfectly with food. The price of a bottle of the signature cuvée is approximately $120.
Rosé Champagne is one of the most popular bottles at Billecart-Salmon. This rosé is made from a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier grapes and is aged for at least two years in bottle. The flavor of this rosé is delicate and fruity, with notes of raspberry and strawberry. The price of a bottle of rosé champagne starts at about $80.
Whichever bottle of Billecart-Salmon you choose, you can be sure that it is worth the price. The prices of these bottles reflect the quality and craftsmanship that goes into creating them. With a bottle of Billecart-Salmon in hand, you can be sure to impress your guests on any occasion.