Aged: 6 years 3 months
Product of: 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.
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.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 08/11/2016
Clear, light to mid-golden amber with fine and persistent bubbles.
Toasty and yeasty – brioche, rich tea biscuit, ripe brie cheese moving to freshly toasted bread, tropical pineapple and peachy fruit with floral honeysuckle.
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.
Dry, mildly nutty biscuit with apple skin, not-quite ripe pineapple and lemon zest.
Medium to full-bodied with harmoniously married flavours. Toasty and lightly nutty with orchard fruit and refreshing citrusy bite.