The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
BILLECART-SALMON ROSÉ. Champagne (Magnum)
Alcohol Percentage: 12%
Area: Billecart-Salmon are based at Mareuil-sur-Ay, just north of Epernay
Grape Variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meuiner
Producer: Francois Billecart still runs the family estate. The whole business is geared to quality not quantity. One of the keys to their success is that the non-vintage wine uses up to 25% of 'reserve wine' (mature wines used to balance out the latest harvest). And those reserve wines are all kept to mature in magnums
Cellar Potential: I like Billecart Rosé as young as possible. Or keep it for 2 years to develop chocolate and coffee overtones
Old Bridge Rating: Which smart restaurant doesn't list Billecart Rosé? Those in the know would all agree it has for some time been the most consistently excellent pink Champagne. And in Magnums it is disarmingly impressive. (Also available in bottles and halves of course)
£145.00 per bottle
£137.75 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£130.50 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
5% discounts on Mixed Cases.
10% discount on Un-Mixed Cases.