2012 Champagne Perrier Jouët, Belle Epoque, Brut

2012 Champagne Perrier Jouët, Belle Epoque, Brut

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2012 Champagne Perrier Jouët, Belle Epoque, Brut

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Description

Delicate, crisp, vibrant nose of ripe green apples, white flowers, and elegant autolytic notes of toasted bread, honey wax, and biscuits. This medium to full-bodied wine has a rich, layered palate of clean, bright white fruits and a firm, linear acidity that leads to an elegant yet defined finish. Despite the fleshy fruit concentration, this wine is charming, precise and well-defined in all its aspects. 

Drink 2020 - 2040

Robert Park, Jr., Wine Advocate (March 2023)

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Delicate, crisp, vibrant nose of ripe green apples, white flowers, and elegant autolytic notes of toasted bread, honey wax, and biscuits. This medium to full-bodied wine has a rich, layered palate of clean, bright white fruits and a firm, linear acidity that leads to an elegant yet defined finish. Despite the fleshy fruit concentration, this wine is charming, precise and well-defined in all its aspects. 

Drink 2020 - 2040

Robert Park, Jr., Wine Advocate (March 2023)

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About this WINE

Perrier Jouet

Perrier Jouet

Pierre Nicolas-Marie Perrier established Perrier-Jouët in 1811. It was his son Charles who did most to establish the family name by supplying champagne to the courts of Napoleon III, King Leopold of the Belgians and Queen Victoria.

Belle Époque, with its elaborately enamelled bottles, is the flagship of the house. A prestige cuvée with an elegant lightness of fruit and a wonderful creaminess on the finish.

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Brut Champagne

Brut Champagne

Brut denotes a dry style of Champagne (less than 15 grams per litre). Most Champagne is non-vintage, produced from a blend from different years. The non-vintage blend is always based predominately on wines made from the current harvest, enriched with aged wines (their proportion and age varies by brand) from earlier harvests, which impart an additional level of complexity to the end wine. Champagnes from a single vintage are labelled with the year reference and with the description Millésimé.

Non-vintage Champagnes can improve with short-term ageing (typically two to three years), while vintages can develop over much longer periods (five to 30 years). The most exquisite and often top-priced expression of a house’s style is referred to as Prestige Cuvée. Famous examples include Louis Roederer's Cristal, Moët & Chandon's Dom Pérignon, and Pol Roger's Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill.

Recommended Producers : Krug, Billecart Salmon, Pol Roger, Bollinger, Salon, Gosset, Pierre Péters, Ruinart


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Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is often seen as the king of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay's spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvellous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.

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