Perrier-Jouët : Belle Epoque Rosé Cocoon 2013
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Perrier-Jouët unveils a new case to set off the refinement of a rosé champagne
The Perrier-Jouët Champagne House was founded in 1811 by Pierre Perrier and his wife Adèle Jouët. Produced from exceptional Champagne terroirs (Aÿ, Mailly-Champagne, Avize and Cramant), the house's cuvées are renowned for their singular style combining aromatic richness, refinement and subtlety. From 1861 onwards, Perrier-Jouët became the official champagne of Queen Victoria, then that of the French Imperial Court.
Owned by the Champagne company GH Mumm since 1959, Perrier-Jouët's uniqueness lies in the iconic bottle of the prestige cuvée "Belle Epoque" designed in 1969 by Emile Gallé.
Made from a blend of emblematic Champagne terroirs (Cramant, Avize, Aÿ, Mailly and Dizy), Belle Époque Rosé is a champagne produced in limited quantities, exclusively in exceptional vintages.
Combining ecology and eco-design, Cocoon is a new minimalist case for Perrier-Jouët's vintage wines.
Made from natural materials, such as paper pulp from sustainably managed forests (FSC label) and vine shoots from the estate's own vineyards, Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Cocoon is a light box (49 grams) that protects the bottle from light.
A cold winter preceded a wet and cool spring which slowed down the vegetative cycle. Flowering was recorded at the beginning of July, two weeks later than average. A dry and sunny summer gave way to a mild autumn which favoured the gradual ripening of the grapes until the harvest which began on 30 September.
Winemaking and ageing
For the red, a small proportion of Pinot Noir is vinified by maceration of the clear juice with its skins. This vintage rosé champagne is aged for a minimum of 6 years in the chalky cellars of the house.
Characteristics and tasting tips for the Belle Epoque Rosé Cocoon 2013 by Perrier-Jouët
The colour is a beautiful pale, shining pink with bright copper highlights.
The nose exhales gourmet fragrances of vanilla, brioche and gingerbread, but also strawberry, white blackberry, peony and kumquat.
The palate blends aromas of pink grapefruit and mandarin with delicious brioche notes. Expressive, the finish entices with its salinity and persistence.
Food and wine pairing
Lobster, red split lentils or figs are refined pairings for this Belle Epoque Rosé by Perrier-Jouët.