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  • Country ranking ?

    547
  • Producer ranking ?

    4
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    Now-2030
  • Food Pairing

    Sauteed white fish, grilled seafood & ginger and lime marinated salmon

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The Story

Grand Siècle is a Prestige Cuvée that is a unique concept, different from the others. It is the only Cuvée de Prestige in Champagne based on the blend and not on the vintage.

Laurent-Perrier is convinced that by pushing the requirement for blending even further, it is possible to recreate the perfect oenological year, one that would put together the ideal balance from its different organoleptic components.

Grand Siècle is not a vintage wine. Each iteration is numbered, much more rarely than vintage years in Champagne. By 2020, only 24 iterations have been produced in 65 years compared to the 45 vintages declared for the entire profession over the same period.

Grand-Siècle applies the following four rules:

  • Blending of a selection of 3 exceptional years, chosen from the rare vintages produced by Laurent-Perrier.
  • Blending of a selection of 11 of the 17 existing Grand Crus in Champagne, whose characteristics are specific to the Laurent-Perrier style.
  • A blend made from a base year (the youngest) and 2 additional years in order to reach an ideal balance and to perpetuate this style with each iteration.
  • A blend with a majority of Chardonnay supplemented by Pinot Noir and benefiting from more than 10 years of aging in the Cellars.

These four rules result in a champagne wine with a perfect balance between density, aromatic depth and complexity. It offers exceptional aging potential.

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Average Bottle Price

2021
150€

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Intense yellow colour with golden hue. Very elegant nose with racy minerality, aroma reminiscent of fresh hazelnuts, candied lemon zest, ripe apricots and hints of juicy pear, a touch of Brioche in the background. On the palate very elegant with fine mousseux, excellent depth and length, fine flavour of yellow fruits and citrus fruit, chalky minerality in the finish, hazelnuts and discreet hints of acacia honey in the aftertaste. A well balanced and structured with wondaful tension and perfect maturity.

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Origin

Tours-sur-Marne, Champagne

Grapes

55% Chardonnay
45% Pinot Noir

Drinking temperature

8-10C

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