Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut - Champagne
The Grand Brut from Perrier-Jouët is made from 20% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs for elegance and sophistication. The structure is created with 40% Pinot Noir from Montage de Reims, Vallée de la Marne and de l'Aube with Cru wines like Riceys. The whole is completed with 40% Pinot Meunier. The harvest is done manually and the vinification is done according to the classic method in steel tanks at controlled temperature. The wine is produced from about fifty different Cru wines. The continuity of the Perrier-Jouët style is achieved by mixing the vintage wine with up to 20% reserve wine. The wine is stored for more than 2 years in bottle before it goes on sale.
- Country : France
- Region : Champagne
- Grape variety : Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Pinot Meunier
- Classification : AOP Champagne
- Color : Sparkling
- Alcohol degree : 12 %
- Storage potential : A couple of years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Champagne's Perrier-Jouët was created in 1811 by Pierre-Nicolas Perrier, cork maker from Epernay and his wife Rose-Adelaide Jouët. The son Charles developed the sale, not least towards England where he became the court supplier to Queen Victoria. The wine house was also proud suppliers of Napoleon III and later to Grace of Monaco. Perrier-Jouët is considered to have been a lively advocate of the traceability of bottles to avoid counterfeiting, and has been the wine house that first introduced vintage champagne.
A beautiful golden color. The nose has a lively freshness with harmony between fruity and floral notes. Fragrances of white flowers (orchard flowers, lime and honeysuckle) that differ from aromas of fresh fruit (lemon and peach), as well as aromas of yellow fruits such as apricot and mango, fade in front of roasted brioche and vanilla notes. The palate has structure and balance as well as some roundness. A little vinosity and a nice length. To pair with dishes based on raw fish such as a salmon carpaccio or with white meat such as chicken fillet.