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Billecart-Salmon is a medium-sized champagne house in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, France. Founded in 1818 with the marriage of Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon, it is one of the few to remain family owned.Add Billecart-Salmon and other attractions to your Mareuil-sur-Ay trip itinerary using our Mareuil-sur-Ay trip planner.
The Cuvée Nicolas-Francois Billecart 1959 won first place in the Champagne of the Millennium 1999, out of 150 of the finest 20th century Champagnes. A magnum of the winning champagne later sold for £3,300.
Billecart-Salmon was ranked tenth among major Champagne houses by Antoine Gerbelle writing for La Revue du vin de France. La Revue du vin de France's Guide Vert awards Billecart-Salmon two stars out of three. Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve are aged in the cellars for 36 months before release.
Billecart-Salmon champagnes have been reviewed favourably by wine writer Jancis Robinson.
The current President is, since 2019, Mathieu Roland-Billecart who represents the family’s seventh generation. He is working to further improve the already high quality of their champagnes and announced that " I want to get to the very pinnacle of what’s possible in quality in champagne."
The Chef de Cafe (aka Cellar Master) is, since 2018, Florent Nys. He explains that at Billecart-Salmon they make balanced and fresh wines rather than powerful ones, and that their style is not oxidative, apart from Clos Saint-Hilaire (100% vinified in oak casks).
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We were fans of Billecart-Salmon already from home, but this experience elevated that to a real love. The tour was excellent, from a very knowledgeable and personable guide. We had two really...
We were fans of Billecart-Salmon already from home, but this experience elevated that to a real love. The tour was excellent, from a very knowledgeable and personable guide. We had two really... more »
Billecart-Salmon is perfect for those who enjoy fine champagnes and want to experience a private tour of a prestige champagne house. You need to book well in advance as they do not conduct many...
Billecart-Salmon is perfect for those who enjoy fine champagnes and want to experience a private tour of a prestige champagne house. You need to book well in advance as they do not conduct many... more »
Excellent tour, very informative and clear. In perfect English if requested. Extremely good champagne.
Fun experience, wow the overall attention they give to understand what a person is looking for and understanding and opening the guest minds to what champagne the like. Was informative and great bubbles. Mind you I don’t drink but my wife highly enjoyed them. Maybe a little to much.
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