Composition: 50% Chardonnay from Cramant, Avize, Les Mesnil/Oger and Oger. 46% Pinot Noir from Mailly, Ay, Ambonnay and Mareuil/Ay. 4% Pinot Meunier from Dizy and Venteuil 6 years on the lees before disgorgement. Comments: Perrier-Jouët prestige cuvee is a fresh, well structured wine. Silky and airy, it is truly the epitome of charm and elegance reflecting the Chardonnays of Cramant and Pinot Noirs of Mailly. Alcohol: 12.5% Dosage: 9g/1 Tasting Notes: The 2004 Belle Epoque has notes of brioche and white peaches, and is fresh, open, well balanced and complex.
Nose: The first hints of fresh almond and harvest aromas immediately open up into preserved lemon and dried fruits, the whole rounded off by darker smoky and toasted qualities. Palate: The presence of the wine on the palate is immediately captivating. Paradoxically concentrated yet creamy, it is energetic and warm in the mouth, focusing on the fruit, then gradually taking on more profound bass notes. The whole holds its note perfectly, intensively, with just a subtle, elegant hint of underlying bitterness.Call or Email for current vintage