Perrier-Jouët ‘Belle Époque’ Brut 2014

Grape Varietals: 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir & 5% Pinot Meunier
Winery & Cellars: Reims - France
*Chef de Cave: Hervé Deschamps
- *(retired 2020)
*Chef de Cave: Séverine Frerson - *(since 2020)


The story of the House Perrier-Jouët began in 1810, when a cork supplier named Pierre Nicolas Perrier married Rose Adélaide Jouët and began producing Champagne under the name Perrier-Jouët the following year. Then in 1848 their son Charles Perrier, along with a Henri Gallice and his younger brother Octave became Perrier-Jouët directors. Octave, an art lover, met Emile Gallé in Paris and requested a design for Perrier-Jouët, which became the iconic emblem of the brand. Perrier-Jouët one of the most respected and iconic Champagne brands in the world, has always had an affinity with the Art Nouveau movement and this was expressed through the emblematic anemone motif illustrated by Emile Gallé in 1902. Today, the House continues to exude luxury by collaborating with artists to create extravagant memories. Along with their unique legacy, such as the creation of their first ‘Brut’ Champagne in 1842 and the iconic floral cuvée named ‘Belle Époque’. Perrier-Jouët also made history with the appointment of Séverine Frerson the first woman to hold the position of cellar master in 2020.
Perrier-Jouët ‘Belle Époque’ Champagne is a sophisticated vintage cuvée that has captivated Champagne enthusiasts since its first release in 1964. With its instantly recognizable bottle adorned with the elegant Japanese white anemones. This artwork created by Emile Gallé has become an iconic symbol of Perrier-Jouët. The intricate details and meticulous craftsmanship of the bottle reflect the dedication and passion that goes into creating this iconic Champagne.
The Chardonnay for this cuvée comes from the Cramant and Avize Grands Crus, providing a natural delicacy and minerality to the wine and the Pinot Noir from Montagne Reims Grand Cru giving structure. This wine was aged on lees for 6 years, before disgorgement and given a dosage of 8g/L.
This 2014 Vintage comes in a Limited Edition 120th Anniversary Gift Box - 'The Emblematic Flower' designed by Austrian duo Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler - ‘mischer'traxler’.

As you pour, you are hypnotized by aromas of preserved lemons, elderflower, white peaches and a defined almond biscotti note. Due to the time on lees the breadth of this stylish Champagne is most engaging, with a symphony of flavours that command the attention of your senses. A solid structure provides a stage for a confident performance celebrating white peaches, almonds, nashi pear with a splash of grapefruit and the honest acidity giving this wine a balanced freshness and palate tension that holds this engaging style on point and highlighted by a natural meandering stream of minerality, the silky texture and fine beading gracefully carry you to a most charming finish.

This 2014 Perrier-Jouët ‘Belle Époque’ Brut Champagne has 12.5% Alc./vol. - and with a dosage of 8g/L. Chill gently and serve in an appropriately shaped aromatic wine glass at 9°- 10°C. *NZ$249.99

A hypnotic Vintage Champagne with a cultured character and charm.

CELLARING POTENTIAL: *(Article Posted 16/2/24)
Drinking perfectly well this season; and will hold nicely for another 5 - 6 years.

Perfect wine as an aperitif or paired with fresh oysters, scallops, calamari, stuffed crab, grilled whole fish on a herb-risotto, chicken w/ apple salad, mixed vegetarian cuisine, plus a ‘tarte et pomme’ with grilled peaches - enjoy.

Always drink responsibly.


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