Since its creation in 1818 by married couple, Elisabeth Salmon and Nicolas-Francois Billecart, the Billecart-Salmon Champagne House has remained independent, having preserved all of its know-how and demand for high-quality cuvees for 7 generations.
The Billecart-Salmon vineyard covers 100 hectares from the Cote des Blancs to the Reims mountain. The vines are cultivated and cared for in a traditional manner so that the wine resembles real fruit and to reflect the quality of its terroir.
Derived from the most beautiful Premier and Grand Crus from the Reims Mountain and the Cote des Blancs, the Brut sous Bois cuvee by the Billecart-Salmon Champagne House has totally mastered the art of the blend, combining ancestral know-how and the spirit of original champagnes. A unique cuvee, it is entirely vinified in wood (‘sous-bois’).
Winemaking and aging
30 to 35% reserve wines. Aging on lees for 6 to 7 years. 7g/l dosage.
The wine is a crystal-clear, golden yellow color with bright highlights. The effervescence is delicate and persistent.
On the nose, the Brut sous Bois champagne by Billecart-Salmon harmoniously mixes fragrances of dried fruits, fresh citrus and white fruits, jazzed up by subtly buttery notes. An aromatic finesse expressing all of the complexity of a ripening process and vinification in oak barrels.
On the palate, this champagne reveals a refreshing texture amplified by a creamy sensation and a beautiful liveliness. There is a burst of flavors, with toasted notes of milk rolls and toffee leading to a sophisticated development.