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Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose

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If you are going to treat yourself to one pink fizz, make it the seminal drop from cult Champagne House Billecart. If you are in the mood for seduction, for celebrating or just for the sheer hell of it, fizz like this is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. It’s a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and like the mention on the label it’s salmon-like in appearance. Strawberry and flowers meld on the palate before delivering an intensely long finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Its pale and bright pink colour is adorned with warm glints of gold and its delicate slowly rising bubbles give it a persistent mousse.

Aroma: This cuvée unveils a subtle aroma leading to an elegant, delicate bouquet of fine notes of red fruits and zest of citrus fruits.

Palate: Its special method of vinification gives this cuvée a light, elegant flavour, followed by a fresh finish with a taste of raspberry.

Serving: This rosé champagne is an ideal partner as an aperitif and can also accompany a dish of wild salmon or sushi. For dessert, it will add a sublime touch to red fruit flavours.

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Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose

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Nick Stock says
This leads the way into rosé champagne for many Australian Champagne lovers, instantly recognisable for its distinctive stubby bottle. With lively, fresh ripe strawberry aromas and musky red florals, it's unmistakably a rosé wine. The palate is round, and with flavoursome red fruits, really juicy and direct, this certainly doesn't disappoint. Also ages nicely for up to five years in the cellar.
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The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010
92
Tyson Stelzer says
If the greatness of rosé champagne is measured in the fairy-touch of delicacy and the whisper of finesse, Billecart is the greatest. Dollar-for-champagne-dollar, no other aperitif speaks with such haunting fidelity.
Always
96
James Halliday says
Surely the most consistent rose on the market, with a very strong and loyal following to prove the point. The pale, bright salmon-pink colour comes from the addition of 7% aromatic pinot noir table wine from Mareuil-sur-Ay, joining the 53% pinot and 40% chardonnay base wines. This release is definitely on-song, with an abundance of fragrant red berry fruits and spice on the bouquet and palate alike; then follows a long, penetrating, yet fine, finish and aftertaste. One of those Champagnes you can drink anywhere, any time.
Halliday's Top 100 Aussie Wines 2011
96
Matt Skinner says
When it comes to pink champagne, Billecart-Salmon has long led the way. Assembled from 40 per cent chardonnay, 20 per cent pinot meunier, and 40 per cent pinot noir (8 per cent of which is made into a still red wine and then back-blended into the finished product), 'Billy' Rose is little short of love in a glass. From its salmon pink colour and pretty nose of ripe pinot fruit, summer flowers and spice, through to its pure and tightly structured palate, this is an effortless lesson in style and grace. Drink it with tuna tartare.
Matt Skinner's Wine Guide

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