The Perrier-Jouet Champagne House was founded in 1811 by Pierre Perrier and his wife, Adèle Jouët. Produced from exceptional terroirs in Champagne (Aÿ, Mailly-Champagne, Avize and Cramant), the house’s cuvées are renowned for their unique style, mixing aromatic richness, sophistication and subtlety. Perrier-Jouët became Queen Victoria’s official champagne in 1861, then that of the French Imperial Court.
Owned by the Champagne company, GH Mumm, since 1959, the Perrier-Jouët House particularly stands out through the iconic bottle of its prestigious cuvée "Belle Époque", devised by Émile Gallé in 1969.
The Blason Rosé by the Perrier-Jouët House brilliantly combines all the qualities of a great champagne wine: finesse, freshness, roundness and softness.
Winemaking and ageing
Manually harvested, the grapes undergo alcoholic fermentation in thermoregulated, stainless steel vats, followed by malolactic fermentation. This cuvée, which dosage is 8 to 11g/litre depending on the year, enjoys an ageing process that is greater than two times the appellation criteria.
The Blason Rosé cuvée by the Perrier-Jouët House is made from a blend of Pinot Noir (50%, of which one part is vinified in red), Chardonnay (25%) and Pinot Meunier (25%).
The wine is a beautiful salmon colour.
The intense nose seduces with its delicate aromatic complexity, which mixes notes of pomegranate, red fruits and blood orange. A few subtle floral touches are accompanied by buttery and brioche notes.
The attack is intense and lively on the palate. This is a wine with character: rich, long and ample, with a complex and persistent finish.
Food and wine pairings
The Blason Rosé cuvée by the Perrier-Jouët House goes perfectly with fish (salmon, red mullet), a duck fillet or lamb accompanied by red fruits (cranberries), or even a dessert made up of, for example, red forest fruits, white chocolate and vanilla foam.
The NV Brut Blason Rose is a fairly straightforward, fruity rose built on a solid core of fruit. With a little more complexity and generosity on the palate, it could very well merit a higher score. This is Lot L3300755311, no disgorgement date provided. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012.