|Oak Treatment||French Oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 5% Meunier|
In 2014, an unusually mild, wet winter was followed by a dry, sunny spring. Summer was notable for abundant rainfall in July and August, two months of contrasting temperatures. September brought a return to normal, with favorable climatic conditions for harvest. The grapes were healthy and picked at the point of perfect ripeness. The resulting clear wines were powerful and complex with subtle overtones of fruit.
A pale gold, clear and luminous, like the rising sun. Delicate aromas of fruit – vine peach and poached pear – and linden and hawthorn blossom. Notes of juicy vine peach lend a fine texture, complemented by poached pear and tangy rhubarb. A combination of freshness, balance and tension. A rare and harmonious champagne.
Blend: 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 5% Meunier
Perrier-Jouët was founded in 1811 in Epernay by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perrier and his wife, Adele Jouët. 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-Jouët 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 cuvées earned the reputation of nobility and prestige that continues today. Perrier Jouët's glamorous "Cuvée Belle Epoque", known in the United States as Fleur de Champagne, was launched in 1969 and has become the most important cuvée de prestige to appear after World War II. The bottle is adorned with enamel-painted anenomes originally created by Emile Gallé in 1900, but the wine is as famous for its taste as it is for its beautiful packaging.