Aged: 6 years
Product of: France
The Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé 2006 blend consists 50% Chardonnay (from Cramant, Avize and Le Mesnil), 45% Pinot Noir (from Mailly, Aÿ, Verzy and Rilly) and 5% Pinot Meunier (from Dizy). The wine has been cellar aged for 6 years and dosed at 8 grams per litre.
This champagne’s colour comes from Pinot Noir wines (11%) from Vertus and Vincelles.
Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé 2006 is released ready to drink but in the right conditions may be cellared for 10 years. It should be served 10° and 12°C, either as an aperitif or with food, from game birds such as goose or pigeon to a wide range of desserts.
The 2006 vintage saw a spring blighted by late frosts while the summer was hot with a few storms. Perfect weather in September fully ripened the grapes in time for the harvest.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 08/11/2016
Clear, pale burnt orange/rust with small persistent bubbles.
Strawberry jelly, red berry fruit, not quit ripe yellow plum, patisserie vanilla, sweets, dough and biscuit. Faint toffee and humbug.
Very full and broad palate. After the fruity patisserie vanilla nose, the entry is surprisingly dry and acidic, balanced by rich strawberry, overripe red apple and faint peach. Biscuity with faint humbug.
Dry, lightly acidic, lingering rich tea biscuits and strawberry jam. Fades with spearmint and humbug.
The suggests a light berry rich champagne but the palate is incredibly full-bodied, dry and complex.