LAURENT PERRIER - MILLÉSIMÉ CHAMPAGNE BRUT 2012
The Vintage is the choice of an exceptional year from which only a selection of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Grands Crus will enter into a future iteration of Grand Siècle. It is a rare and outstanding wine that expresses the character of the year in the Laurent-Perrier style.
The wine is white gold in colour with a fine sparkle. A flowery nose of great complexity, with notes of citrus and white peaches. A wine that is very present with a lively attack and great finesse with good minerality and notes of grapefruit on the finish. Best served between 9°C and 11°C.
The 2012 wine year was complicated with winter and spring frosts, hail and cryptogamic diseases, which had an impact on the yield, which was rather moderate. The dry, sunny summer allowed the grapes to ripen to perfection allowing for an exceptional harvest.
ORIGIN Champagne, France
MAKER Laurent Perrier
GRAPES 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir
The House of Laurent-Perrier was founded in 1812 by André Michel Pierlot and took the name Vve Laurent-Perrier when Mathilde Emilie Perrier, the widow of Eugène Laurent, combined the two family names after she decided to expand the business.
Eugénie Hortense Laurent, her daughter, inherited the House in 1925 and sold it to Marie-Louise Lanson de Nonancourt in 1939.
Everything may start in the vineyards but the champagne wine is also made at the Cuverie revise. Blending is the art of champagne, it is the expertise of Laurent Perrier and its Cellarmaster Michel Fauconnet.
Winemaking means selecting the best juice from the press. Winemaking means working with the three main Champagne varietals, Chardonnay mostly, Pinot Noir and Meunier.
Winemaking also means choosing the still wines that will go to make up the final composition from the 320 villages in the Champagne AOC area including 17 Grands Crus and 44 Premiers Crus. Winemaking is to achieve the perfect balance between a base year and reserve wines to recreate the characteristic Laurent-Perrier style each year.