Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose Champagne (Year of the Tiger Giftbox)
Keeping to the spirit of its iconic cuvée Brut Rosé, Champagne Billecart-Salmon launches a limited edition Lunar New Year gift box in the style of Chinese Gongbi Painting.
Following in the footsteps of the previous year’s edition, the House once again entrusted Chinese artist KE Lin with this year’s design. A second collaboration that aims to strengthen the existing bond between the artist and Billecart-Salmon, while showing continuous appreciation of China’s most prominent and celebrated holidays.
KE created an artwork entitled “Tiger Strolling Through a Rose Garden”. She drew inspiration from Siegfried Sassoon’s poem “In Me, Past, Present, Future Meet” and more specifically the verse “In me the tiger sniffs the rose”. Gongbi painting is characterized by highly-detailed and meticulous brushstrokes and elegantly depicts Chinese culture, while revealing its unique charm to the beholder.
This one-of-a-kind artwork is an exquisite display of the style and philosophy of Maison Billecart-Salmon, in line with what best describes their champagnes: Balance, Finesse and Elegance.
"...Delightfully understated and elegantly persistent, it carries with grace and poise amidst a taunt profile of refined acidity and soft mineral presence. This cuvee is at its best in its youth. Older disgorgements have quickly evolved to a pale orange hue and stringent orange rind flavours." 94/100. Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide 2014-2015
"Pale yet intense pink in color, the Billecart-Salmon NV Brut Rosé is pure, fresh and intense on the nose, with lovely raspberry aromas, refreshing citrus zest flavors and great definition. On the palate this is a pure, light and vinous rosé with great finesse and a long, well-structured and even juicy finish. This iconic rosé blends 40% Chardonnay with 30% Pinot Meunier from the Vallée de la Marne and the southern slopes of Epernay and 30% Pinot Noir (with a small part added as red wine) from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne. Fabulous." Wine Advocate 93/100
97 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating