Henri Billiot, Réserve Brut
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Henri Billiot, Réserve Brut - NV

Item # 15010 750mL

From a tiny estate in Ambonnay in the Montagne de Reims, this NV Brut is great wine. No dosage, no filtration, no malolactic fermentation, but Grand Cru fruit of the highest quality. The wine is bright and lively with lavish fruit flavors.

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The Grand Cru village of Ambonnay in Champagne is arguably the most cherished terroir for Pinot Noir in Champagne. This is where you'll find Krug's crown jewel Clos du Ambonnay, as well as Egly-Ouriet and Marie-Noëlle Ledru—two of the best growers in all of Champagne. The wines of these producers can easily fetch multiples of hundreds of dollars. Champagnes from Ambonnay are arguably the most complete in that they have power, elegance, plenty of fruit but even more earthiness. Drinking them will remind you more of Burgundy as the bubbles seem to be more complementary to the textures. Thankfully, there's excellent value to be found here too and this H. Billiot Grand Cru Brut Réserve delivers every bit the Ambonnay character. Pick up a bottle and get hooked on the magic of Ambonnay.

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About the Producer

Ambonnay, Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France Ambonnay, a quaint town with medieval architecture, is one of the oldest Grand Cru villages in Champagne. The vines are situated on the southerly slopes of the Montagne de Reims. Champagne Billiot has existed since 1937. Eugène Billiot, a miller, decided to purchase a plot of vines, for the benefit of his descendants. This parcel was initially...

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