Category: Vintage Champagnes
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. Read more
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.
Closure: Champagne/cork & muselet wire cage