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Champagne Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV


Champagne Perrier-Jouet's Grand Brut is delicate, elegant and balanced. The striking freshness and vivacity of the floral and fruity fragrances (yellow fruits and fresh fruits) take root, before giving way to subtle notes of vanilla and butter, lending the wine a fruity and balanced character. Notes of cherry plum, lemon and bergamot emerge first, making way for the fruit tree blossom such as lime and honeysuckle. These are followed by notes of butter, madeleines and vanilla sugar. Lingering notes of grapefruit, white peaches, green pears, apples and green hazelnuts round off the finish.

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Vintage: NV
Colour: White
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
ABV: 12%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Classy
Vegetarian: Yes (not certified)
Vegan: Yes (not certified)
Drink With: Roasted Poulet De Bresse or steamed asparagus with sauce mousseline

In 1856, the first Brut Champagne was created by Perrier-Jouët, in a search for perfection and quality. In his desire to keep his English clients satisfied, the then cellar master decided to significantly reduce the amount of sugar in his cuvées and thus highlight the finesse of his blends. Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut is a direct heir of this tradition.

Today, Hervé Deschamps, the house's seventh cellar master, pursues this same quest for excellence and he has made it his personal mission to uphold this heritage. He recreates the Perrier-Jouët style with each cuvée, a balance of charm and elegance. In the tradition of artisanal craftsmanship that is the hallmark of the house, the cellar master composes each wine in its entirety separately, following his intuitions, making each cuvée a unique work of art.

The composition of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut is 40% based on the vinosity and the structure of Pinot Noir from the grands crus and premiers crus of the Mailly, Verzy, Aÿ and Rilly-la Montagne terroirs. Noble and subtle, these Pinot Noirs bring out the fruitiness of the charming and generous Pinot Meuniers of the Dizy, Damery, Venteuil or Vincelles and Vinay terroirs (also 40% of the composition).

Finally, the Chardonnays of the grand crus of Cramant, Avize, Le Mesnil and Chouilly, which make up 20% of the composition, lend an added touch of freshness and minerality. To attain the perfection demanded by Perrier-Jouët, the bottles are kept for three years in the house's chalk cellars, located under the Avenue de Champagne, the historic heart of the appellation.

The dosage is 10g/l, and around 12 to 14% of the blend is reserve wines (wines from two or three previous vintages).