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Since early years, the production of Belle Epoque has grown year after year. Belle Epoque Rosé was created in 1976. The excellent vintage of Chardonnay in 1993 inspired Hervé Deschamps, cellar master at Perrier-Jouët, to produce a small quantity of Blanc de Blancs:
-“The production is very small-scale – only one per cent of all Belle Epoque champagnes. The grapes are grown almost exclusively in one of our top vineyards in Cramant. Rosé makes up 8 per cent of the sales, and we hope to see that figure grow. Despite the larger volume we now produce, the production is still expensive: high levels of humidity and the way the bottles are piled take their toll on the gilding. The cost of a bottle without any contents is 10 euros!”
A multi-sensorial wine, made up of delicate and complex harmonies: a perfect balance between the character of the generous year and the House style.
Delicious with desserts that combine the fondant with the crunchy, its flavours will express themselves consummately if served between 10 and 12° (the temperature can also be slightly higher if accompanying a meal). If conditions allow, you may keep your Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé 2004 for over ten years.
Delicate in appearance yet extravagant in taste, Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé unleashes fragrant aromas of white flowers and wild strawberries. Lively and fresh on the palate, with a long, lingering finish, its complex gourmet flavours make it an unusually versatile champagne which lends itself to daring food pairings, both sweet and savoury.
2012 was deemed one of the best vintages the Champagne region has ever experienced. After a mild winter, spring frost and hail caused damage to the vineyards. By mid-July, summer had arrived in earnest, with dry heat and ample sunshine to bring grapes to perfect maturity across all crus. The rain returned at the end of September, just as the harvest began. Although marked by difficult weather conditions, 2012 nevertheless produced wine with promise. Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé 2012 is a cuvée characterised by the aromatic richness and freshness of Chardonnay, balanced out by frank, lush Pinot Noir and fruity Meunier grapes.