Belle Epoque Champagne
Belle Epoque Champagne is the original vintage cuvée that first appeared in 1964. Instantly recognizable worldwide, its bottle is adorned with the graceful spray of white Japanese anemones created for Maison Perrier-Jouët by Art Nouveau master Emile Gallé in 1902 .
Although Maison Perrier-Jouët is famous for its Chardonnay vineyards, it also has exceptional Pinot Noir plots-a fact magnificently demonstrated by Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque champagne, which combines the two varietals in nearly equal proportions.
For belle epoque champagne The Pinot Noir grapes of Mailly-Champagne, in particular-have an elegance and finesse that harmonize perfectly with our distinctive Chardonnay from the Grand Cru terroirs of the Côte des Blancs,” he says. “They therefore enhance, rather than overwhelm, the delicate floral structure of the wine.” The result is an elegantly structured cuvée with a clear floral dimension, making Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque an outstanding example of the art of blending in the Perrier-Jouët style.
A small amount of Pinot Meunier grapes from Dizy perfects the balance between the two.
While each vintage of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque naturally expresses the characteristics of its particular year, the personality of this iconic cuvée is clearly defined: delicacy, harmony and elegance come together to captivate the senses, with its bright gold color and subtle sparkle an inviting prelude to rich nuances of white flowers and white-fleshed fruit, rounded out by delicious notes of honey.
Long, expansive finish testifies to the rare quality of this exceptional champagne.
Chardonnay (50%) from Cramant, Avize and Chouilly. Pinot Noir (45%) from Mailly, Verzy and Aÿ lends generosity and smoothness that go together with the roundness and balance of Pinot Meunier (5%) from Dizy.