Billecart-Salmon

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Billecart-Salmon is a medium-sized champagne house in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, France. Founded in 1818 with the marriage of Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon,[1] it is one of the few to remain family owned.

The Cuvée Nicolas-Francois Billecart 1959 won first place in the Champagne of the Millennium 1999, out of 150 of the finest 20th century Champagnes.[2] A magnum of the winning champagne later sold for £3,300.[3]

Billecart-Salmon was ranked tenth among major Champagne houses by Antoine Gerbelle writing for La Revue du vin de France.[4] La Revue du vin de France‘s Guide Vert awards Billecart-Salmon two stars out of three.[5]


Billecart-Salmon champagnes have been reviewed favourably by wine writer Jancis Robinson.[6]

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