Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru
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The first clos and first terroir to be vinified and blended separately, Clos des Goisses is unique and instantly recognisable for its extremely steep slope. Its walled 5.5 hectare vineyard is not only the oldest in Champagne, but also the steepest, at 45°. This explains the origin of its name: in the local dialect, Gois means a very steep slope. This exceptional terroir with chalky soil is ideally situated facing due South, on Mareuil-sur-Ay’s best hillside.
2007 is an exceptional vintage marked by an early harvest thanks to a particularly mild winter and warm spring. The grape harvest started in late August in sunny summer weather, yielding generous, high quality clusters. This vintage is notable for its magnificent aging potential.
A slightly smoky nose with notes of vanilla and aromatic herbs. with the mouth Ample, spicy palate, notes of pear, ginger and mint. Great freshness, typical of the vintage, tones of gunflint. Very vinous finish with notes of holly eau-de-vie.