BELLE EPOQUE 2008

Wonderfully vibrant
The ideal balance of delicacy and structure
    

TECHNICAL SHEET
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WINE MAKING NOTES

A CAREFULLY CRAFTED CUVÉE

While preserving the House style, Hervé Deschamps blended this cuvée to emphasise the unique character of the 2008 vintage.

His blend brings out the freshness and elegance of the Chardonnays (50%) from the grands crus of Cramant and Avize. From the Montagne de Reims, the Pinots Noirs (45%) display a generosity and delicate complexity that prolong the Chardonnays’ finesse. Finally, the rounded charm of the Pinots Meuniers (5%) from Dizy provides the finishing touch to this beautifully balanced cuvée. Over six years’ ageing in 
Perrier-Jouët’s cellars and a low dosage (9 grams per litre) further refine the generosity and sophistication of this great vintage.

CHARACTERISTICS

A VINTAGE OF GREAT ELEGANCE DISPLAYING FRESHNESS, DELICACY, AND STRUCTURE

The 2008 edition of the prestige cuvee Belle Epoque reveals aromas of flowers and white-fleshed fruit enveloped in candied citrus notes that give it an expansive mouthfeel.

APPEARANCE

Translucent gold of radiant clarity with fresh, subtle glints of green.

NOSE

Spring-like with light, white-flower scents of hawthorn and plum blossom. The fresh aromas of white-fleshed fruit are then enveloped in candied citrus notes.

PALATE

A wonderfully vibrant wine displaying an invigorating, lively attack and expansive mouthfeel with a hint of freshness.

BEAUTING: FOOD PAIRING BY PERRIER-JOUËT

SOPHISTICATION AND GENEROSITY ON THE PALATE

The sophisticated, generous character of the cuvée Belle Epoque 2008 pairs wonderfully with the salty freshness of seafood, tender poultry’s subtle flavours and the purity of lightly sugared fruit desserts. Ideally served at 10-12°C, this cuvée can provide mouth-watering matches to delight the eye and palate in equal measure.

In 1902, Emile Gallé designed a delicate spray of anemones to be engraved on the prestigious cuvées of Perrier-Jouët Champagnes. The House has remained loyal to this artistic heritage ever since. The same tradition gave rise to Beauting: a vision of gastronomy which embraces Beauty and Good Food, turning each dish into a work of art, in perfect harmony with each cuvée. A unique sensory experience and a feast for the eye and the palate alike.

EXPERT OPINIONS

THE IDEAL BALANCE OF DELICACY AND STRUCTURE

"Belle Epoque 2008 is a wonderfully vibrant vintage that presents crisp freshness with good length on the palate – the ideal balance of delicacy and structure."
Hervé Deschamps, Cellar Master