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Pioneer in the Brut Nature category, Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut is a wine with no added sugar. It expresses the quintessential character of champagne and was known as a “Great Wine Without Sugar”. Launched in 1981, Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut is a true illustration of the House’s know-how.
In 1889, in a contrarian move against current fashion, Laurent-Perrier launched its sugar-free Grand Vin sans Sucre, which was more attuned to its own preferences and those of its British customerse.
This forerunner of today’s zero-dosage wines remained on the menu of the legendary Jules Verne restaurant at the Eiffel Tower until 1913.
Inspired by the original success of the Grand Vin sans Sucre, Bernard de Nonancourt launched Ultra Brut Laurent-Perrier in 1981, a champagne like no other, with an understated style, skilfully combining simple sincerity and outstanding finesse. Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut rapidly found an echo in the light, refined Nouvelle Cuisine then in vogue.
Grape varietals: Chardonnay 55 % *
Pinot Noir 45 % *
Reserve wines: one or two reserve wines, from a complementary year.
Crus: 15 crus * are used in its composition.
Zero dosage: The bunches of grapes are rigorously selected to ensure that only grapes with high sugar levels and low acidity are retained. These conditions are necessary to create a finished champagne that has the required balance without any dosage.
Ageing: ideal ageing of 6 years minimum.
Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut®
Launched in the early 1980s by Bernard de Nonancourt, Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut® was inspired by the success of the zero-dosage (with no added sugar) champagnes made by the House in the late 19th century. Avant-gardist Laurent-Perrier asserted its independence and innovated by creating a new style of wine: unadorned, subtle and ethereal.
Because of the delicacy of its blending, its winey character and enduring freshness, Ultra Brut is champagne at its purest, with zero dosage.