Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Edition Premiere

21st March 2014

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Edition Premiere

Champagne Perrier-Jouët has released a limited edition vintage cuveé to celebrate spring, the Belle Epoque Edition Premiere 2007 the first ever ephemeral Champagne.

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Created to showcase some of the best Grand Cru Chardonnays in the region, this new cuveé is a blend of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir from the 2007 vintage. It will be available for a limited time only.


Cellar Master Hervé Deschamps presented the Edition Premiere for the first time on the 20th March 2014, the first day of Spring at an exclusive lunch specially created by Head Chef Oliver Lange at the Magazine Restaurant,  part of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Kensington Gardens.


Hervé Deschamps, only the seventh person to hold this position at Perrier-Jouët explains “This spring cuvee was conceived around a preponderance of Grand Crus chardonnay grapes – the House’s signature – selected for their freshness, finesse and liveliness. A subtle hint of pinot noir macerated in the press lends the wine suppleness and body while adding a light, cheerful colour. Freshness and sophistication are the essence of this Belle Epoque limited edition and the 2007 vintage reflects this nascent beauty of spring, as it was a year when the chardonnay vines flowered early.”


The Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Limited Edition 2007 is a highly original colour for a cuvée de prestige, pale pink with shades of peach.


Delicate on the nose with subtle hints of white flowers (elderflower), white fruits (peach), marshmallow and citrus (yuzu peel) and newly-ripe red berries (red currant, Morello cherry).

On the palate, the lightness and tremendous freshness of chardonnays and the gentle acidity in the mouth gives the cuvée a crisp attack then a nicely rounded note on the finish making it an ideal accompaniment to spring dishes.

Perrier-Jouët belle Epoque Limited Edition Premiére is available in the UK from Harvey Nichols Bar and Wine Shop and Selfridges and will retail at rrp £240.

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