There was a time when Champagne was obscure – when the only thing that mattered was house style. This, in turn, had been the celebration of human triumph over inclement climate, achieved by the ingenuity of blending wines from various vintages, varieties and vineyards to even out what Mother Nature had not granted, and to let age and dosage do the rest. How things have changed – and how much for the better. The paradigm shift is in full view and a new, exciting series of cuvées by Billecart-Salmon is a picture of transparency.
Late last Friday afternoon, Mathieu Roland-Billecart, CEO and seventh-generation family member of Champagne Billecart-Salmon, launched the first wine in a new series, charmingly named Les Rendez-Vous de Billecart-Salmon.