Champagne Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Rose is crafted only in remarkable vintages, and this 2006 is the result of a year of nature’s generosity. It displays a robe of pale rosé with hints of orange and a very lively mousse. On the nose, it offers rounded yet delicate aromas of red fruits (red currants, raspberries and pomegranate), combined with blood orange and grapefruit. This is followed by hints of nuts, brioche, honey and caramel. In the mouth it is initially lively and fresh, yet rich. The palate is intense, generous and powerful, yet delicate, with a beautiful purity of fruit, great finesse and a long, lingering finish.
With grapes sourced from the best terroirs in Cramant, Avize and Le Mesnil, the Chardonnays (50%) bring elegance and floral freshness to the Champagne Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé blend. Generous and rounded, the 2006 vintage combines the elegance of the Chardonnay with the richness of the Pinot Noirs (45%) from Mailly, Aÿ, Verzy and Rilly; and the rounded aromas of red fruits from the Pinot Meuniers from Dizy (5%). Finally, Pinot Noir red wines (11%) from Vertus and Vincelles give the cuvée its subtle and pure rosé hue.
The dosage is 8g/l and the Champagne Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé 2006 was matured for at least six years in the House cellars prior to release.