No stranger to accolades, Champagne Billecart-Salmon has existed for over 200 years since the union of Elisabeth Salmon and Nicolas François Billecart. Widely loved as one of the top champagne houses, proudly family-owned to this day, it remains dynamic despite its lengthy history and illustrious reputation. Champagne Billecart-Salmon continues to innovate in order to improve the quality of its champagnes, and its efforts have not gone unnoticed by William Kelley (Wine Advocate), who notes that “this is a house that's going from strength to strength”.
“Billecart-Salmon is discreetly but significantly evolving. Since 2010, a new cellar has housed some 400 barrels for vinification and élevage, and since 2018, another cellar is home to oak foudres retaining some 80,000 liters of reserve wine. Meanwhile, Billecart's wines are spending longer and longer sur lattes, and fruit sourcing is changing—with more grand cru fruit replacing premier cru fruit—while volumes remain the same.”
William Kelley (Wine Advocate)