Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque 2007
Light gold with an almost radiant clarity and fine, vibrant bubbles. On the nose, magnolia, honeysuckle and citrus aromas (bergamot, orange, lemon peel) clothed in just-ripe pear and peach notes with a hint of minerality. Bold initial flavours are followed by a wonderfully persistent crystalline freshness, revealing white fruit flavours complemented by notes of almond milk.
Perrier-Jouet was founded in 1811 in Epernay by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perrier and his wife, Adele Jouet. One of the most prestigious houses in Champagne, the firm was shipping wine to Great Britain by 1813 and to the United States by 1837. Perrier-Jouet owns 266 acres of vineyards in Champagne, with an average rating of 95%, and is known worldwide for its consistency of style. By the end of the 19th Century, its Brut cuvees earned the reputation of nobility and prestige that continues today.