Racy, fresh, and structured, this non-vintage Rose Champagne is a complete class act. Strawberries and cassis layer over brioche and roses in this medium-bodied, beautifully blush, quintessentially elegant wine. A blend of 45% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier, the wine is brisk on the attack and finishes soft with flavors of red berries, toasted nuts and a cleansing minerality. This traditional, classic Rose Champagne is remarkably flexible, pairing with a wide array of dishes; it's ideal to have on hand to celebrate your special moments.
Billecart-Salmon Champagne was the very first wine IWM carried that comes from outside Italy. It's a testament to this Champagne house that it was the first, and that all these years later IWM still champions it. One of the few remaining family-owned-and-operated, medium-sized Champagne houses, Billecart-Salmon, which got its name when Nicolas Francois Billecart married Elisabeth Salmon, is located in the renowned Champagne area of Mareuil-sur-Ay, France. Billecart-Salmon has a discernable house style, one that relies heavily on really excellent grapes, most of which they grow themselves on 15 hectares of vineyards, the rest deriving from very trusted farmers. Billecart-Salmon harvests its grapes early to ensure an elegant, acidic and structured Champagne, suitable for aging, and it uses a process known as double cold settling, by which it rests the first press in cold tanks before racking it again to let it settle and precipitate again, thus naturally removing unwanted solids, and wil
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