Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs 2012
The purest and most accomplished expression of the House style, cuvée Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs 2004 is the result of a year of contrasts. After a cold winter and spring with plenty of frosts, temperatures began to warm through May and early June. However the end of the month turned fresh again, extending the flowering period by almost two weeks. July was dry and moderately hot, but temperatures dropped again in August. Luckily the warmth returned in September and by harvest the grapes had attained a perfect balance of sugar and acidity.
A single harvest, a single grape variety, a single terroir: the assemblage of this cuvée is a work of great precision. The Chardonnay grapes are sourced exclusively from two legendary vineyard parcels: Bouron Leroi and Bouron du midi, situated in the heart of the Côte des Blancs in the terroir of Cramant.
Apperance: Clear and bright. Opalescent with tinges of green and a persistent mousse.
Nose: Generous, yet also delicate aromas fill the nose: lilac blossom and young white fruits such as peach and grapefruit. Hints of orange confit, vanilla and cream bring a subtle richness to the bouquet.
Palate: The attack is fresh, racy and enticing. In the mouth it is delicate yet dynamic, with beautiful length that seduces the palate.
|Pairings||Shellfish, Raw fish|
|Alcohol Content||12,5 %|
|Service temperatures||7/10 °C|
|Ideal moments||Special event, Aperitif|
|Wine Style||Wines / Sparkling / Champagne|