GROWER CHAMPAGNE CLUB

JANUARY 2022

BILLIOT ET FILS

Laetitia Billiot is the fourth generation at Billiot Champagnes in the Grand Cru village of Ambonnay and has been one of my favorite producers in the past few years. Her father was really the one to take the small grower estate to the next level but she admits that he kept his methods in the cellar very secretive so it took some years after he retired for her to begin to unlock the mysteries of what makes Billiot special. 

From an outsider’s perspective, the first ingredient is obvious as their family vineyards are some of the best sites in Ambonnay… with great raw material comes great responsibility! The fame of Ambonnay’s Pinot Noir focused wines is well documented, but the small batch wines from H. Billiot remain some of the best kept secrets to come out of this village. Laetitia’s wines seem to nail the very difficult challenge of achieving a balance between power and elegance, without holding back the strength of fruit that her vineyards provide.

 

Kevin Wardell, January 2022

 

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H. BILLIOT ET FILS RÉSERVE BRUT

75% PINOT NOIR
+ 25% CHARDONNAY
Ambonnay, Montagne de Reims, France NV

H. BILLIOT ET FILS ROSÉ BRUT

80% PINOT NOIR
+ 20% CHARDONNAY
Ambonnay, Montagne de Reims, France NV
WINE SMARTS.

WINE SMARTS.

And 10% off your next purchase. Pay no attention to the frog.

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