Chardonnay Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier Epernay France
A wonderful wine and an enduring articulation of Chardonnay from Cote des Blancs, the noblest of white grapes from the world's premiere appellation, confering immense elegance, lightness and finesse. The traditionally presented Flower-bottle exhibits great balance and refinement in a soft wine of many decades pedigree, Belle Epoque is doubtless one of the world's great wines. A harmonious assemblage embracing the roundness of Pinots Noir and Meuniere, a timeless Champagne of sophistication and style.
The light chalky subsoils of Cote des Blancs are the Grand Cru standard for premiere Champagne grapes, first demonstrated a century ago when the best of Perrier-Jouet was introduced into the famous Flower-bottle, commemorating France's Belle Epoque era at the beginning of the twentieth century. The exquisite vineyards in Champagne which contribute fruit for Belle Epoque have been handed down from generation to generation by families who have known no other patron than the noble House of Perrier-Jouet. Beneath the chalky hills of Champagne, the hand painted bottles sleep on their sediments, awakened from time to time by the ancient traditions of remuage.
Lemon yellow hue, the finest bead. A nose of florid effervescence, gentle with peaches and stonefruit, feminine and soft. A delicate fresh palate, with fleshy fruit characters and developed yeastiness, toasty and creamy, buttery with cashew nuts, savarins and brioche. A well matched lemon acidity, the flavours cling to the palate for many minutes, a hallmark of the most exquisite Champagne. A satiating textural mouthfeel with long embracing finish.