Laurent-Perrier Rose NV

£54.99

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Alcohol by volume – 12.5%

Bottle – 150cL

Producer – Laurent-Perrier

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Description

Producer Note

Although originally founded in 1812, the name Champagne Laurent-Perrier was not conceived until 1964. After changing hands through several deaths and marriages, it was Bernard de Nonancourt who initiated Laurent-Perrier’s rise to world fame. One of Champagne’s most important figures in the 20th century, he officially took over in 1948 after a three-year apprenticeship at the Houses of Delamotte and Lanson. In his 62-year tenure, production grew from just 80,000 bottles annually to over eight million. Under de Nonancourt, Laurent-Perrier were the first House to use stainless-steel vats and the first House to create both a zero dosage champagne (Ultra Brut) and a non-vintage prestige cuvée (Grand Siècle).

Sadly, de Nonancourt passed away in 2010 and Laurent-Perrier is now managed by his two daughters, Alexandra and Stéphanie. The production style is elegant, Chardonnay-driven, pure and fruit-forward and current Cellar Master Dominique Demarville believes strictly in minimising oxidation. Indeed, Laurent-Perrier are one of the most reductive in style, serving to enhance their fruity expression and smoky complexity. Now one of the region’s largest producers, they are perhaps best known for Cuvée Rosé, the most recognised rosé champagne on the planet.

Tasting Note

Subtle, forthright and very fresh on the nose, Laurent-Perrier Rosé suggests a basketful of small berry fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, redcurrants, and black cherries. The overwhelming sensation is one of freshness and the taste is like breathing the heady aromas of a freshly-picked basket of berry fruits – a symphony of aromas with a gently-rounded, tender finish. The result is outstanding, lovely darker red fruits dominate this easy to drink rosé and it is no wonder it has so many fans. If you can manage not to drink it and can store it in a cool place, then cellar it for several years and your patience will be rewarded.

Grape/Blend

100% Pinot Noir

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