Perrier Jouet


Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque 2012 Vintage |Vintage

Perrier Jouet

Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque 2012 Vintage

Vintage

$264.99

This 2012-vintage Champagne from Perrier-Jouët has been made with a combination of 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier grapes to emphasise the unique character of its vintage.

The nose is delicate and floral, hints of lime blossom and acacia sweetened by gentle honey. The palate offers notes of white peaches, pears, lime blossom and sweet almond before a gentle, mineral finish.

Champagne Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque is a subtle wine, the fruit of an astonishing year marked by a very mild winter and an exceptional spring. Light gold with an almost radiant clarity and fine, vibrant bubbles. 

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.

It pairs wonderfully with the salty freshness of seafood, the subtle flavour of tender poultry, or the pure sweetness of lightly sugared fruit desserts

About the house

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

It pairs wonderfully with the salty freshness of seafood, the subtle flavour of tender poultry, or the pure sweetness of lightly sugared fruit desserts

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy

Earth


Mineral Chalk

Foods


Patisserie

Stone Fruit


White Peach

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Nut


Almond

Florals


Lime Blossom