The eyeSilvery gold in the glass. A vibrant and stylish cuvée.
The noseFloral aromas, rounded out by fresh fruit and hints of buttery brioche and vanilla.
The palateCrisp and light, it combines freshness with a lingeringly rich and generous finish.
Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut reminds me of suede or nubuck leather – it has a texture that is soft and supple, yet dense and structured. It is a wine constructed on very firm foundations.SÉVERINE FRERSON
The ancestry of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut can be traced back to 1846, when Maison Perrier-Jouët launched its historic Cuvée K, the world’s first lightly dosed champagne in the style today known as “brut”.
Cuvée K was dosed at a sugar level of less than 5% – daringly little for an era when champagnes regularly contained up to 40%. Maison Perrier-Jouët became renowned for its brut champagnes, which it was able to produce owing to the fact that its high quality grapes required very little added sugar – a philosophy maintained to this day.
“I describe Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut as a chameleon cuvée,” says Séverine Frerson. “It has the substance and the personality to adapt to any situation, from an aperitif to a main course of white meat or fish in a creamy sauce.”
A pleasant, mid-weight Champagne that shows lovely complexity. Suggestions of smoke, roasted nuts and light honey add character to a generous core of ripe yellow fruit. The wine offers excellent overall balance and a poised finish.ANTONIO GALLONI (WINE ADVOCATE)