H. Billiot Rosé Brut Champagne NV
Laetitia Billiot is the fourth generation to estate bottle Champagnes at this domaine in the Grand Cru Village of Ambonnay. Laetitia continues the tradition, working 5 hectares in Ambonnay. Of the 18 parcels that Billiot works, all but one of them are mid slope, in the most desirable sections of this famous village. “The wines of Ambonnay are very vinous, with a lot of strength,” says Laetitia Billiot,“but they are also very fine, with delicacy and finesse. They stay fresh for a long time.” Her rosé wines is pressed in traditional vertical basket presses and vinified in stainless steel, and does not undergo malolactic conversion. “We have 100-percent grand cru vines, which always give a high degree of maturity, so we don’t need the malo.” This wine is a blend of 80% Pinot Noir (10% of which is vin rouge) and 20% Chardonnay. It rests sur latte for 36 months for pronounced complexity.