Laurent-Perrier Vintage 2006

£39.99

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Alcohol by volume – 12%

Bottle – 75cl

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

A light yellow appearance and a subtle nose of fresh pineapple and dried apricots. The palate is very balanced with hints of white peach flavour peeking through. Well-roundedness is the real making of the 2006 vintage and it is what makes this a great champagne.

Grape/Blend

Champagne Blend (50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir)

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