60% Pinot Noir from the Premiers and Grands Crus from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne; 40% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs. This cuvée was created in 1964 as a tribute to the co-founder and respects the original blend of 1837. The blend remains the same every vintage with 20% of the wine fermented in barriques and 10 years of aging.
95 Points Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selection - Named after the founder of the house, Nicolas François Billecart (who married Elisabeth Salmon), this wine is now at its peak. It is poised between fresh apple fruits and broader, riper maturity. This balance gives a ripe wine hinting at toast and almonds while still with a dry aftertaste. Drink now, although in 2019 it will be even better.