Founded in 1812, the Laurent-Perrier Champagne House reached its golden age in 1948, thanks to Bernard de Nonancourt’s dynamism. Under the leadership of this visionary businessman, the house stood out by producing vintages that reflected its values of excellence and innovation.
Since its very beginnings, the house has built its identity around Chardonnay. Through the freshness and finesse that it brings to the blend, this grape variety is the hallmark of this Champagne reference.
Laurent-Perrier's avant-garde approach is reflected in its Grand Siècle and its multi-vintage blends, its Ultra Brut with its "zero dosage" style, and its Cuvée Rosé, the first rosé champagne in this category. These original "breakthrough" cuvées, each creation being subject to an event, mark a new page in the history of Laurent-Perrier and its quest for excellence, for which it is internationally renowned.
The quintessence of Bernard de Nonancourt’s cherished values are in the Laurent-Perrier champagnes, unanimously recognised by connoisseurs.
This Laurent-Perrier Millésimes Réserves 1997 is made from a rigorous selection of vintages from the Montagne de Reims (Bouzy, Verzy, Verzenay) and the Côte des Blancs (Mesnil, Cramant, Oger, Chouilly).
Disgorgement on April 22, 2021. The dosage for this champagne is 7 g/litre.
Laurent Perrier's "Millésimes Réserves" is an edition featuring three vintages that have marked the house’s modern history, namely 1997, 1999 and 2000.
A particularly cold winter preceded a spring marked by frost, storms and hail. Despite these conditions, the flowering was uniform. The hot weather in August helped to obtain a high degree of alcohol while maintaining a pleasant acidity. This fine vintage offers an alluring elegance and finesse.
The vinification and ageing
This Champagne Millésimes Réserves 1997 by Laurent-Perrier is made exclusively from the cuvée, the best juice.
Pinot noir (50%)
For an optimal tasting experience, we recommend serving between 10 and 12°C.