Nicolas-François Billecart founded the House in 1818. He added his wife Elisabeth's maiden name, (Salmon) to his own and could have personally claimed the above maxim. Stringent quality has been the key motivating factor behind the Billecart-Salmon family, established at Mareuil-sur-Aÿ since the sixteenth century.
Since it's foundation, the House has always remained in the same family, handed down from father to son with men who meticulously fashion the product.
The current management, seven generations down from the Founder, guarantees the continuation of ancestral traditions. In 1992, François Roland-Billecart took over from his father, Jean Roland-Billecart and now manages the House.
Billecart-Salmon is one of the few remaining Champagne Houses to be owned by it's original family.
As the Wine Advocate says, "Billecart-Salmon, based in Mareuil-sur-Ay, makes wines in a style that is all about timeless elegance. These Champagnes are characterized by their supreme balance."
Wine Spectator 92 Points
Bright and elegant, this offers appealing flavors of ripe black cherry, raspberry and orange peel that show hints of toasted raisin bread, anise and sweet smoke. Offers a beautiful texture, with a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2015.–AN