Wine Spectator 91
This is lacy in texture, featuring a firm frame of acidity and a smoke-tinged underpinning. Offers flavors of poached quince, toast and pickled ginger, with a crisp, citrusy finish.
The Perrier-Jout Grand Brut is delicate, elegant and balanced. The striking freshness and vivacity of the floral and fruity fragrances (yellow fruits and fresh fruits) take root, before giving way to subtle notes of vanilla and butter, lending the wine a fruity and consistent character.
The notes of cherry plum, lemon and bergamot orange emerge first, then make way for the flowers of fruit trees, such as lime and honeysuckle. These are followed by notes of butter, madeleine cakes and vanilla sugar. Lingering notes of grapefruit, white peaches, green pears, apple trees and green hazelnuts round off the taste.
Perrier-Jout Grand Brut can be matched with dishes such as carpaccio of fish or white meats. Its lively vivacity works well with crisp vegetables and tofu.
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Renowned for its champagnes with floral notes, Perrier-Jouët has pursued its quest for perfection since 1811.
Perrier-Jouët owns 65 hectares of vineyards classified as 99.2% on the échelle des crus classification of vineyards, including forty hectares of Chardonnay for the Cramant and Avize grands crus.
Chardonnay, a floral, elegant and refined grape variety, is Perrier-Jouët's signature wine.
Perrier-Jouët only produces wine in small volumes. Successive cellar masters have managed to preserve its historic treasures, including its first vintages, like Perrier-Jouët 1825 – the oldest champagne currently in existence.