Tasted: Billecart-Salmon Les Rendez-Vous No 1 Meunier NV

Billecart’s first 100% Meunier comes from Leuvrigny, Festigny and Venteuil in the Vallée de la Marne. Based on the 2014 vintage with 33% reserve wines, it has a lemon colour with golden tones. Clean and brightly fruity nose showing beautiful floral tones. Fermented in stainless stee only, the bouquet is appetisingl: jasmin, orangeblossom, lime and grapefruit. Ripe but cool and crisp fruitiness. The overt palate is fresh but comes with lovely rounded textural feel to it. The salivatingly mineral palate finishes with a pure and dry (4,5g/l dosage), fruity aftertaste. A lovely benchmark Meunier with both varietal typicity and deliciousness. 90 points with potential for 92.