NV Billecart-Salmon - Sous Bois Brut Champagne (92 pts)

NV Billecart-Salmon - Sous Bois Brut Champagne (92 pts)

11/13/2021, 3:42:26 AM
NV Billecart-Salmon - Sous Bois Brut Champagne (92 pts) @champagne _billecart_salmon ℹ️ This wine is a blend of equal parts Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. The Chardonnay comes from Premier and Grand Cru in the Côte des Blancs. The Pinot Noir comes from Premier and Grand Cru in Montagne de Reims, Aÿ, and Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ. The Pinot Meunier comes from the right bank of the Vallée de la Marne. This wine is 💯 fermented and aged in 15-year-old neutral French oak barrels. The wine undergoes partial malolactic fermentation. Each grape is aged separately before being blended. The wine is aged on the lees between six and seven years. Dosage of 7 g/l. 👁 Pale gold color. 👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of ripe yellow apple, dried peach, nectarine, marzipan, brioche, salted nuts, crème brulee, and candied orange peel. 👄 The wine is dry, high acidity, fine bubbles, medium alcohol (12%), and medium+ body. The palate is creamy. A medium+ length finish of nectarine, marzipan, and high-end honey. 🔔 The Sous Bois bottling from Billecart-Salmon is my favorite of their non-vintage cuvées. This wine spends a long time on lees, considerably longer than some vintage Champagnes, adding depth of flavor. The neutral oak aging provides gentle oxidation to the fruit that adds complexity without being the singular defining characteristic of the wine. Bright and polished on the nose, broad and seductive on the palate. Big fan! 🙌 💰 ~$80 #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #champagne #billecartsalmon #champagnelover #champagnelife #🥂

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