During a recent visit to Champagne, France I had the privilege of visiting Maison Billecart-Salmon. During this visit I spent a few hours touring the facility with Chef de Caves, Florent Nys followed by an informative and delicious tasting with Florent and their incoming CEO, 7th Generation family member, Mathieu Roland-Billecart. See more about this incredible tasting we experienced below.
The line up of wines we shared over lively conversation and a video interview with Florent and Mathieu. Stay tuned for the interview to come on the blog soon….
It’s hard to pick a favorite during a tasting this elaborate, however, I have to say the Billecart-Champagne Cuvee Nicolas Francois Brut 2002 was probably the one!
Chef de Caves (winemaker) Florent Nys, me and incoming CEO,Mathieu Roland-Billecart during our guided tasting and interview together.
The Billecart Salmon Brut Rose which is a signature wine of the Maison. This was the first wine we started with and I also was able to enjoy a few days later at Restaurant David Toutain (read more here).
We then tasting the Billecart Salmon Extra Brut which was extremely fresh, bright with pretty high acid. Since these wines are typically paired with food this is a wine they recommend with seafood.
The Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve. This was also lovely and a bit lighter, then dry than the Extra Brut.
After a lovely visit, it was time to depart and head to our next Maison. The Billecart-Salmon team was sure we left in style enjoying the rest of the Billecart-Champagne Cuvee Nicolas Francois Brut 2002.