Champagne Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé 2012
Champagne Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Rose is crafted only in remarkable vintages, and this 2012 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.
Grape Variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Ultimate sophistication
Vegetarian: Yes (not certified)
Vegan: Yes (not certified)
Drink With: It matches beautifully with flavours ranging from game birds such as goose or pigeon to desserts such as fruit charlotte, or red berry pavlova.
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.
This assemblage has developed into a delicate, yet intense, rich and voluptuous wine; this is a cuvée that provokes thoughtful contemplation to appreciate each nuance.
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.