Perrier Jouet


Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque 2011 Vintage|Vintage|2011

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy

Earth

Earth


Mineral Chalk

Foods

Foods


Patisserie

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


White Peach

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Nut

Nut


Almond

Florals

Florals


Lime Blossom

Epernay

Epernay

What to expect


With this new blend, Hervé Deschamps honours the heritage of the House style maintained by a line of seven cellar masters, whilst emphasising the unique character of the 2011 vintage. The freshness and elegance of the Chardonnay (50%) is combined with the generosity of the Pinot Noir (45%) and the rounded charm of the Pinot Meunier (5%). A low dosage (9g/l) further refines the sophistication and delicate mouthfeel of this great vintage.

To the eye, it offers a translucent gold of radiant clarity with fresh and subtle glints of green reveals persistent and fine bubbles.

On the nose, acacia and lime-blossom flowers notes are complemented by slight honey notes. Fresh aromas of almond, white peach and pear are then enveloped in candied citrus peel notes.

On the palate, the wine displays a bold presence that develops into a persistent freshness revealing white floral aromas, followed by a mineral finish.

 

$279.99

Club Price $265.05 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy

Earth

Earth


Mineral Chalk

Foods

Foods


Patisserie

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


White Peach

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Nut

Nut


Almond

Florals

Florals


Lime Blossom

What to expect


With this new blend, Hervé Deschamps honours the heritage of the House style maintained by a line of seven cellar masters, whilst emphasising the unique character of the 2011 vintage. The freshness and elegance of the Chardonnay (50%) is combined with the generosity of the Pinot Noir (45%) and the rounded charm of the Pinot Meunier (5%). A low dosage (9g/l) further refines the sophistication and delicate mouthfeel of this great vintage.

To the eye, it offers a translucent gold of radiant clarity with fresh and subtle glints of green reveals persistent and fine bubbles.

On the nose, acacia and lime-blossom flowers notes are complemented by slight honey notes. Fresh aromas of almond, white peach and pear are then enveloped in candied citrus peel notes.

On the palate, the wine displays a bold presence that develops into a persistent freshness revealing white floral aromas, followed by a mineral finish.

 

About the house

About the house


Food suggestion

Perrier-Jouët was founded in 1811 by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perrier, who added the maiden name of his wife, Adele Jouët, to create the house. Established in the heart of Épernay, Perrier-Jouët quickly began to build an international following from its success in exporting to foreign markets. Early entry to the UK (1815) meant that by 1847 exports represented nearly ninety per cent of House sales. This European success allowed the family to increase their vineyard holdings, hand-picking land in the grand cru villages of Aÿ, Avize, Cramant, Mailly. When replanting vines they focused on chardonnay, bringing the lightness to the Perrier-Jouët wines which is still a characteristic of the wines today. The Maison Belle Epoque in Epernay is the private chateau of the Perrier-Jouët family and houses one of the world’s foremost collections of Art Nouveau masterpieces. A dedicated global campaign to reunite pieces from the Belle Epoque era saw the creation of one of the world’s genuinely unique properties: a living testimony to the era, featuring works from such great Art Nouveau protagonists as Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Lalique, Majorelle and Hector Guimard, creator of the famed Paris Metro iconography. It is home to many original works by Emile Gallé, friend of the House and designer of the original Belle Epoque Anemone bottle in 1902.

Food suggestion


Such a spectacular champagne should be served with a cuisine that as correspondingly elegant. We would suggest serving the Belle Epoque with scallops in a champagne-butter sauce which will mirror the richness and delicacy of the wine.