Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2008, AOC ChampagneRegular price €175.00
“Belle Epoque 2008 is a wonderfully vibrant vintage that presents crisp freshness with good length on the palate – the ideal balance of delicacy and structure.”
Hervé Deschamps, Cellar Master
“A vintage of great elegance, displaying freshness, delicacy and structure”
(We're quoting from the Perrier-Jouët site):
“The 2008 edition of the prestige cuvée Belle Epoque reveals aromas of flowers and white-fleshed fruit enveloped in candied citrus notes that give it an expansive mouthfeel.
[Its colour is] Translucent gold of radiant clarity with fresh, subtle glints of green.
[Aromas?] Spring-like with light, white-flower scents of hawthorn and plum blossom. The fresh aromas of white-fleshed fruit are then enveloped in candied citrus notes.
A wonderfully vibrant wine displaying an invigorating, lively attack and expansive mouthfeel with a hint of freshness.
While preserving the House style, Hervé Deschamps blended this cuvée to emphasise the unique character of the 2008 vintage.
His blend brings out the freshness and elegance of the Chardonnays (50%) from the grands crus of Cramant and Avize. From the Montagne de Reims, the Pinots Noirs (45%) display a generosity and delicate complexity that prolong the Chardonnays’ finesse. Finally, the rounded charm of the Pinots Meuniers (5%) from Dizy provides the finishing touch to this beautifully balanced cuvée. Over six years’ ageing in
Perrier-Jouët’s cellars and a low dosage (9 grams per litre) further refine the generosity and sophistication of this great vintage.”
|Wine colour||White wine|
|Grape variety||50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier|