Champagne Billecart-Salmon
Les Clos Saint-Hilaire 750ml

$915.00

Bottles: 1

Vintage: 1998

Cap: Cork

Rated 100 points by Tyson Stelzer's Champagne guide!
Discover the history and birth of the Clos Saint-Hilaire due to Francois Roland-Billecarts initiative.
"In the 1950s my grandmother set aside this park-like space with vines, flowers and fruit trees, next to our house in Mareuil-sur-Ay for our enjoyment.

Realising this outstanding terroir's potential, my family planted the first Pinot Noir vines here in 1964. At first the harvest was used for producing red wine intended for Brut Rose.

Then we tried using the Pinot Noir to make white wine in small Burgundy barrels: an outstanding champagne was about to be born.
This exceptional terroir's clay-limestone soil (tufa) is famous for being highly porous.

We choose low yields to extract all the richness the terroir has to offer and increase the concentration of the grape's flavours and sugars.
After several years of painstakingly tending the vines, the 1995 harvest, the first year of this unique cuvee, was remarkable.

We called it Clos Saint-Hilaire after the patron saint of the church in Mareuil-sur-Ay.
It was introduced at the 2003 Vinexpo wine show in France.
No more than 3,500 to 7,000 bottles are produced each year and each is numbered."

This is incredbile Champagne.
Wooden gift box.

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