Founded in 1818 by husband and wife Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon, the Billecart-Salmon House is rich with history. For nearly two hundred years, the Billecart family has been handing down the secrets to making exceptional Champagne from generation to generation.
Ken Forrester became the official importer of Billecart-Salmon Champagne in South Africa in 2001 and continues to quench the thirst of Champagne-lovers all over the country. A specially chosen selection of the finest Billecart bubblies are available at our Wine Lounge.
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This unique wine celebrates 200 years of independence and family expertise.
92% Pinot Noir, 4% Chardonnay and 4% Pinot Meunier with 50% of the wine being vinified in oak barrels. This blend of 8 Grand Crus from the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims is made from a selection of exceptional wines originating from 4 harvest (2000, 2003, 2008, 2012). Dosage is 4.5g/l.
Only 1818 magnum (1.5L) bottles were made.
Cuvée Elizabeth Salmon
Depth and Complexity
Created in 1988 as a tribute to the House’s co-founder Elisabeth Salmon, this cuvée distinguishes itself through its sparkle and refined purity of grandeur and unique character. This great, rare and sought after wine, offers the subtle signature of our top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay terroirs.
Cuvée Nicolas François
This exceptional cuvée was created in 1964 as a tribute to the House’s founder. It results from the blending of Grands Crus from the classified Côte des Blancs vineyards (Chardonnay) and the Montagne de Reims (Pinot Noir).
Cuvée Louis Salmon
This cuvée was named in tribute to Louis, Elisabeth Salmon’s brother, who was passionate about oenology and highly involved in from the earliest creation of the House. Originating from the best parcels of the Côte des Blancs, the Blanc de Blancs vintage is impressed with a purity and minerality.
Champagne Brut Rosé
With its subtle and gourmet aromas, this cuvée is a reference point amongst rosé champagnes. It will be a pleasant companion to your happiest moments with its sparkling colour, its amazing finesse and its great intensity.
Champagne Brut Réserve
Balance and harmony combine together in this light and subtle champagne. Its blend is made up of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier sourced from the very best sites of the Champagne region. It is the ideal partner to delight your guests on every occasion, both as an aperitif and throughout the entirety of a meal.
Champagne Blanc De Blanc
Delicacy and Elegance
This cuvée has been elaborated from the four Grand Cru vineyards of the Côte des Blancs : Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger. This cuvée is a blend of two different years revealing the special quality of the Chardonnay. Its complexity, its great vinosity and the surprisingly fresh finish is particularly appreciated by a following of informed wine lovers.
Sweetness and Sensuality
The blend of Demi-Sec is identical of the Brut Reserve however, the dosage is greater.
It maintains the same finesse and elegance as this cuvée but with a greater dosage