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Billecart-Salmon "Cuvée Jean George" Brut Champagne

SKU #1321409

This distinctive Champagne house dates back for six generations, and is still in the hands of the original family who established it in 1818. In Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni defines what makes this house so special: "The Billecart-Salmon house style is defined by class, elegance, and a sublime freshness to the wines. Long fermentations at cold temperatures with no malolactic fermentation are the rule at this small, family-owned property in Mareuil-sur-Ay." (12/2009)


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Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/1/2017 | Send Email
The Billecart family has pioneered the use of yeast strains that can work at very low temperatures, and the Jean George has the kind of freshness and brightness that you would expect from this great house. While this is great by itself, it will also go fantastically well with smoked salmon.

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
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Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose.
Alcohol Content (%): 12