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Billecart-Salmon releases bicentenary cuvée and unveils new cellar

Published:  10 August, 2018

Billecart-Salmon has launched a collector’s cuvée and unveiled a new cellar as part of its bicentenary celebrations.

The limited Bicentenary Cuvée release, available globally now, is a blend of eight Grand Crus from the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs, is Pinot Noir dominant - 92%, and is made up of a blend of “exceptional wines” from four different vintages. 

In a nod to the founding year of the company, a total of 1818 magnums have been released across the globe, with most already sold to collectors and independent fine wine retailers, including Hedonism Wines (rrp: £1,400).

The Bicentenary Cuvée was one of the hardest cuvées the producer had ever created, said COO Mathieu Roland-Billecart.

“We are capturing not only the essence and finesse of Billecart-Salmon, but also with the structure specifically designed to age exceptionally well, befitting such a Champagne,” he said.

Alongside the Founders’ Cuvées, the wine was another example of “the elegant and lingering, yet powerful,” style of Champagne for which Billecart-Salmon was famous, he added.

The launch coincided with the opening of the Chai - Billecart-Salmon’s new cellar, which houses 24 (80hl) foudres including the components of the Founders’ Cuvées:  Cuvée Nicolas François, Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon (Rosé) and Cuvée Louis (Blanc de Blancs), as well as the prestige cuvée Clos Saint-Hilaire.