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Perrier-Jouët Champagne Blend Champagne Belle Epoque 2002

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In 1954 when the company was bought out by the Mumm group, there was a drive to boost the brand and the Belle Epoque prestige cuvée was born. Orginally only made in small quantities and sold to the most exclusive outlets, it is now seen as Perrier Jouët's defining product. In 1902 a beautifully enamelled glass bottle made by the famous glassmaker Emile Gallé was found abandoned in a back room. This became the inspiration for the design for the iconic Perrier Jouët bottles first sold in 1964. This Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier. The wine shows toffee and honey notes on the nose and flavours of sweet lemon curd on the palate combined with hints of white flowers and fresh fruits. The finish is long, floral and wonderfully elegant.

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External Reviews for Perrier-Jouët Champagne Blend Champagne Belle Epoque

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
03/23/2010

Founded in Epernay in 1811, Perrier-Jouët owns 108 hectares of vineyards located in the heart of the Champagne region The Cuvée Belle Epoque (known as Fleur de Champagne in USA) was created in 1964 after Pierre Ernst discovered an original Emile Gallé bottle made in the Art Nouveau style in 1902. A master glass-maker reproduced the raised enamel decoration in order to create a celebration of the spirit of this imaginative and decadent age. In 1990, the Perrier-Jouëts 18th Century family house on the Avenue de Champagne became the Maison Belle Epoque, housing the worlds leading collection of original Art Nouveau works. Grapes: A high proportion of Chardonnay from Cramant and Avize; Pinot Noir from Mailly, Verzenay, Verzy and Bouzy; Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir from Dizy. An average classification of 99.2% on the scale of crus. Vintage: 1999 was deemed to be a great vintage, perhaps the vintage of the 20th Cen...



In 1954 when the company was bought out by the Mumm group, there was a drive to boost the brand and the Belle Epoque prestige cuvée was born. Orginally only made in small quantities and sold to the most exclusive outlets, it is now seen as Perrier Jouët's defining product. In 1902 a beautifully enamelled glass bottle made by the famous glassmaker Emile Gallé was found abandoned in a back room. This became the inspiration for the design for the iconic Perrier Jouët bottles first sold in 1964. This Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier. The wine shows toffee and honey notes on the nose and flavours of sweet lemon curd on the palate combined with hints of white flowers and fresh fruits. The finish is long, floral and wonderfully elegant.

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Alcohol: 12.5%

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