Billecart-Salmon Champagne House

ESTABLISHED

1818

OWNERSHIP

Predominantly private within the Billecart family

PRIMARY ADDRESS / Cellar Door

40 Rue Carnot BP8, 51160 Mareuil-Sur-Ay, France

About Billecart-Salmon Champagne House

Delicate, fruity layered freshness is the hallmark style of this house and it takes a refined palate to truly appreciate the subtle complexity that lies beneath their wines.

They have certainly gained fame for their popular Rose well before the resurgence for this style of Champagne. 

Their dependence on the Pinot Meunier grape is unusual for houses in Champagne.

Fruit Sourced from

382 hectares of estate wines (20%), 125 hectares of LVMH wines (10%), 70% from over 1200 different growers who grow on average less than one hectare each between them. Most fruit is sourced from the Montagne de Reims, Verzy, Verzenay, Bouzy, Cote des bar, Ambonnay and more.

Chef De Cave

François Domi

Famous For

Billecart’s rose has always been a high seller, making up for 20% of their total production. More often than not, this will be the first rose you will try.

General Winemaking Process

Double settling and a low temperature, long primary fermentation is unique to Billecart.

General Winemaking Style

Elegant, fresh, light, layered, Pinot Meunier dominant.

Production Per Year

Estimated annual production of 2 million bottles.

Interesting Fact

The popular NV is Pinot Meunier dominant which is unusual for large houses who prefer to use Pinot Noir or Chardonnay as the leading base varietal.