2007 Perrier-Jouet Brut Fleur de Champagne Cuvee Belle Epoque

Year: 2007
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
James Suckling: 93
Wine Enthusiast: 95
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
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"A vibrant version, with lovely harmony to the spice and smoke accents and flavors of poached pear, pastry, apricot and honey. The refined, creamy mousse carries the flavor range on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2027. 10,000 cases imported.–AN " (WS)

"A rich and powerful nose with red fruits, biscuity, savory complexity and a spicy, deep and commanding impression. The palate's rich, toasty and boldly fruited, sweetening up at the finish. A bolder, bigger style here, really full of flavor. Drink now." (JS)

"For Perrier-Jouët the symbols of the Belle Epoque are the house calling card. This prestige cuvée, in its stylish flowered bottle, has been released with good maturity, offering toast as well as fruit and a crisp, tight and mineral backdrop. There is an elegant style to the wine, fresh and with poise. Drink now.-R.V. (12/1/2015)" (WE)

Winery Notes:
The cuvée Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2007 is the fruit of an astonishing year marked by a very mild winter and an exceptional spring. The temperatures in April, worthy of a summer month, caused the vines to flower early. Although the summer got off to a rainy start with low temperatures for the time of year, the sun’s return in August allowed the grapes to ripen fully, leading to an early harvest and an especially generous vintage.

While preserving the House style, Hervé Deschamps blended this cuvée to emphasise the unique character of the 2007 vintage. His blend brings out the freshness and elegance of the Chardonnay (50%) from the grands crus of Cramant and Avize. From the Montagne de Reims, the Pinot Noir (45%) display a generosity and delicate complexity that prolong the Chardonnay’s finesse. Finally, the rounded charm of the Pinot Meunier (5%) from Dizy provides the finishing touch to this beautifully balanced cuvée