Billecart-Salmon, Brut Rosé Mareuil-sur-Aÿ Non Vintage

Billecart Salmon NV #4

January 2015

Current release, she’s steadfast, compressed, declamatory.  Ripe flavors run to lavender, satsuma and bullace: guessing  ’09 is her base.  Nourishing as ever.  Should fan out gracefully with cellar-time.  Now – 2019.

July 2013

50% Chardonnay; 30% Pinot Noir (a touch of still PN is added); 20% Pinot Meunier. Dosage: 8 g/l. Some of the base wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.  Aged four years on the lees before disgorgement. Made with between 30-40% reserve wines. This is lot L161014 38253A.

Coral pink.  Fragrant, savory nose: dried red fruit and rhubarb, wood chervil, fennel frond.  Rainwater-fresh on the palate: groseille, cranberry, hint of pink-peppercorn spice.  Slatey, mineral-rich finish.  A hallmark balance.  Fastidious bead with a ballerina of a mousse.  All limpid lines here.  A Rosé of delicacy and restraint.  Now – 2016+.

Billecart Salmon NV #3

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