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Perrier-Jouët : Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs 2012
Perrier-Jouët : Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs 2012
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Perrier-Jouët : Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs 2012

Perrier-Jouët : Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs 2012

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Description

The purity and aromatic richness of a fine Blanc de Blancs champagne

The producer

The Perrier-Jouët Champagne House was founded by Pierre Perrier and his wife Adèle Jouët in 1811. Produced from exceptional Champagne terroirs (Aÿ, Mailly-Champagne, Avize and Cramant), the house's wines are renowned for their unique style which combines aromatic richness, refinement and finesse. From 1861, Perrier-Jouët became Queen Victoria’s official champagne, then that of the French Imperial Court.

Owned by the Champagne Company, GH Mumm, since 1959, Perrier-Jouët's uniqueness lies in its iconic cuvée's prestigious "Belle Epoque" bottle, designed by Emile Gallé in 1969.

The wine

Belle Époque Blanc de Blancs is the house’s rare and emblematic champagne as it stems from a single Champagne terroir, a single grape variety and a single year.

Proudly embodying 200 years’ worth of masterful know-how, this champagne comprises grapes from two historic parcels, Bouron Leroi and Bouron du Midi, which were acquired by the house in the mid-19th century. Located in Cramant, this Grand Cru terroir covers 6.8 hectares of land and lies on a mid-slope composed of limestone soil. The vines enjoy a south-eastern sun exposure. This exceptional bottle is adorned with the white Japanese anemone, a design created for the house by Emile Gallé, an Art Nouveau master, in 1902.

The blend

Chardonnay (100%).

Perrier-Jouët’s the Belle Époque Blanc de Blancs 2012: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Colour

The colour is a subtle golden hue with green highlights. The effervescence is very fine.

Nose

Expressive, the nose blends fragrances of wild white flowers with delicious honeyed notes.

Palate

The palate is seduced by this wine’s purity, its silky feel and its elegant finish.

Food and wine pairing

Crab, porcini mushrooms and passion fruit will all complement Perrier-Jouët's Belle Époque Blanc de Blancs 2012.

Service

For an optimal tasting experience, serve at 12°C.

Perrier-Jouët : Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs 2012
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