In this video, Attorney Somm interviews Clement Calleja, brand ambassador for family-owned Champagne producer Billecart-Salmon. In addition, they taste the Billecart-Salmon NV Sous Bois Champagne, the 2006 Billecart-Salmon Nicolas Francois Champagne and the 2007 Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Rose Champagne.
Learn about the rich history of Billecart-Salmon, which was founded more than 200 years ago and which has been family-owned for more than seven generations.
Clement discusses the house style, which strives for Champagnes that are balanced, elegant and which have great finesse. This is achieved, in part, through winemaking that utilizes cool temperatures in the fermentation.
Clement and Attorney Somm discuss the extended aging for the Billecart Salmon Champagne, which greatly exceeds the minimum requirements. They then taste through the Billecart Salmon Sous Bois, the 2006 Billecart Salmon Nicolas Francois and the 2007 Billecart Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Rose Champagne and discuss the production methods, tasting notes and pricing information.