Maison Billecart-Salmon is pleased to present the 2008 vintage of cuvée Elisabeth Salmon rosé. Originally created in 1988, as a tribute to the co-founder of the House, the 2008 vintage has spent twelve years ageing in the cellars and is finally ready to be unveiled: elegant and fresh, this is a truly sophisticated wine.
Elisabeth Salmon was a woman of great character. Independent and avant-garde, she fearlessly guided the House through its inception in 1818, and together with her husband, co-founder Nicolas François Billecart, she made the bold choice of pursuing her passion for the terroir in Champagne.
This vintage cuvée is the crowning achievement of an exceptional year: 2008 was set apart by the quality and generosity of the harvest, with well-balanced weather conditions combining sunshine and freshness. The aromatic concentration of the grapes, rigorously selected at optimal maturity, is enhanced by the House’s ancestral savoir-faire.
A work of fine craftsmanship with complex, precise and meticulous composition; vinified in small vats to reveal the unique character of each parcel; cold fermentation in order to preserve the purity of the fruit; unparalleled expertise in red wine vinification; and for the first time ever, the integration of wines vinified in oak casks.
The 2008 vintage of the Elisabeth Salmon cuvée is the expression of the best terroirs for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Champagne and is a result of over a decade of patience. The luxury of time has allowed this cuvée to develop into an elegant and sophisticated champagne. The aromatic charm of this cuvée, coupled with a rare mineral dimension, will complement many fine dishes, including with Lobster Thermidor or Bresse chicken with crayfish sauce.
Available from independent wine merchants.
Standard Bottle RRP: £165
Magnum RRP: £350