Marks and reviews
Since its creation in 1818 by husband and wife Elisabeth Salmon and Nicolas-François Billecart, the Billecart-Salmon Champagne House is still independent, safeguarding for 7 generations all of its know-how and high quality of its vintages.
The Billecart-Salmon vineyard extends from the Côte des Blancs to the Montagne de Reims over nearly 100 hectares. The vines are cultivated and cared for in the traditional way in order to get closer to an authentic fruit that reflects the quality of the Champagne terroir.
Produced in limited quantities, the Clos Saint-Hilaire 2005 from the Billecart-Salmon Champagne House is named after the patron saint of the church in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. This exceptional cuvée is made from a single plot of one hectare of old vines planted in 1964 in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. The dosage of this Extra Brut Champagne is 1 g/litre.
Winemaking and ageing
This Blanc de Noirs champagne is vinified exclusively in casks with a long ageing period on lees for just over 14 years.
Pinot noir (100%).
The colour is bright, with subtle golden highlights. The effervescence is fine and delicate.
Pure and majestic, the nose mingles biscuit scents with flowers and white truffle, with delicious nutty notes of sweet spice and roasted mango.
The palate unveils throughout the tasting all the richness and vivacious freshness. Citrus scents, with pears in syrup and mandarin pulp join with puffed buckwheat and licorice stick. The finish is lasting, mineral and subtly chalky.
For the best tasting, serve between 12 and 14°C.
Food and wine pairing
This Clos Saint-Hilaire 2005 from Billecart-Salmon goes perfectly with wild turbot "ikejime."
This vintage champagne can be laid down for 10 years to release all its aromatic richness.
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