Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2007 Champagne

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alc./vol: 12.5%

Proof: 25°

Vintage: 2007

Aged: 6 years 3 months

Product of: Product of France France

The Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2007 blend consists 50% Chardonnay (from Cramant and Avize), 45% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier (from Dizy). The wine has been cellar aged for 6 years and 3 months, and dosed at 9gram per litre.

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque is released ready to drink but maybe stored for a few years in appropriate cellar conditions before drinking. It should be served between 10° and 12°C, either as an aperitif or with food.

Vinatge notes


The 2007 vintage was the result of a year marked by a very mild winter and an exceptional spring. April temperatures were more like those of a summer month, causing the vines to flower early. The summer started rainy with low temperatures but a warmer August allowed the grapes to ripen fully, leading to an early harvest and an especially generous vintage.

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Review and Tasting


Sampled on 08/11/2016

Appearance:

Clear, light to mid-golden amber with fine and persistent bubbles.

Aroma:

Toasty and yeasty – brioche, rich tea biscuit, ripe brie cheese moving to freshly toasted bread, tropical pineapple and peachy fruit with floral honeysuckle.

Taste:

Gentle yet voluptuous mouthfeel. Toasty and complex. Hazelnut shell, toasted almond, baked apple and peach, not quite ripe pineapple and lemon zest citrusy lightly acidic bite.

Aftertaste:

Dry, mildly nutty biscuit with apple skin, not-quite ripe pineapple and lemon zest.

Overall:

Medium to full-bodied with harmoniously married flavours. Toasty and lightly nutty with orchard fruit and refreshing citrusy bite.

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More about Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2007

Produced by: Champagne Perrier-Jouët
Owned by: Pernod Ricard Group
UK distribution by: Pernod Ricard UK

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