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Champagne BILLIOT & Fils : Range of Highest Quality Champagne

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It was in 1896, when electricity arrived, that Eugene Billiot, a miller by trade at Ambonnay invested in the vines. He sees the wealth of his descendants in the acquisition of these lands. The grape productions are then sold to the major brands of Champagne before being kept in our name in part for the first cuvées.

Champagne BILLIOT has been in existence since 1937, the initial property belonging to Mr. Louis BILLIOT who then separates it between his descendants, brothers and sisters of Henri Billiot.

It was in 1960 that Champagne H. BILLIOT & Fils was born with Henri who invests and creates the cellars at 1 place de la Fontaine, giving access to the trade by placing us in the center of the village, then Mr. Billiot Serge who, to develop the reputation of our wines, will diversify the range and imagine our Special Cuvées.

In 1992, we joined the Company with the creation of EARL H. Billiot, then SCEV in 2010, when Serge Billiot retired, it is now Laetitia Billiot, proud to be the 5th generation who is in charge of the management of the exploitation, the production and the elaboration of our wines after 18 years of family work.

Ambonnay, one of the top 5 grand cru in Champagne, is located in the heart of the Côte des Noirs, on the southern slopes of the Montagne de Reims. Its slopes are renowned for the richness of their Pinots Noirs and Chardonnay.

Champagne H. BILLIOT & Fils operating area is 4ha 70 spread over eighteen plots all located in our village in ideal exposure since due south, we are lucky to be, on all of our cuvées, Grand Cru but also pure Ambonnay.

The grape variety of the vines is around 75% Pinot noir and 25% Chardonnay. All the work on our plots is done in a reasoned manner, always with a concern for quality and respect for ancestral environmental methods. (plowing, reasoned control, pruning using the Chablis method, etc.)

The work of our wines is done in a traditional way, without malolactic fermentation or filtration. Champagne H. BILLIOT & Fils currently produce around 38,000 bottles per year, of which production from the vine to the shipment is completely managed by us.

Very recently, Champagne BILLIOT & Fils has joined Singapore Awards 2020 and won three Gold Medals, BILLIOT wines are indeed the best quality wines.

Champagne Brut Réserve Grand Cru NV

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

It is a blend of three years of Cuvées selected on the same blending basis as the Tradition Cuvée.

Champagne Brut Rosé Grand Cru NV

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

It is a blended rosé and not a bleeding rosé, about 6% blending depending on the color of our red wine, produced by us and aged in barrels for 15 to 24 months depending on the barrels and the years.

Champagne Cuvée Laetitia Grand Cru NV

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

The first of our Prestige Cuvée, Cuvée Laetitia is a blend of Pinots Noirs and Chardonnay whose secret remains jealously guarded.

A perpetual Cuvée whose vintages from 1983 to 2012 fill its aromas with subtle and refined notes…To be tasted as an aperitif to appreciate all its finesse and voluptuousness…

Interview of Ms. Billiot Laetitia – Director and winemaker

Question 1: Do you already export to Singapore ? If yes, where ? If no, what type of importers & distributors are you looking for in Singapore ?

Yes we already have an importer in Singapore, but want to develop the market and the brand.

Question 2: What is the most unique and qualitative part of your products, different from competitors ?

All our wines are Grand Cru from Ambonnay, one of the best well known place to grow Pinot Noir.

Question 3: When did you start to export your brand worldwide, and what is your development plan for the next years ?

We start exporting beginning of the 1990, but still want that customers can discover a small brand with so different aromas.

 Thank you for your time and answers Ms. Billiot Laetitia !

Importers and Distributors for more information about Champagne BILLIOT & Fils please CLICK HERE 

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