Maison Perrier-Jouët is proud to announce winning three Gold Medals at the international competition Gilbert and Gaillard for Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, Perrier Jouët Blason Rosé and Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2007.
The Gilbert & Gaillard guides award medals annually to the best French wines at their international competition presided over by Philippe Gaillard, François Gilbert and Sylvain Patard. “These three medals pay tribute to the expertise of the House and its exceptional vineyards that perpetuate Perrier-Jouët’s floral crafted and elegant House style,” commented Hervé Deschamps, Chef de Caves at Maison Perrier-Jouët.
About the Winners
Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut – Gold Medal
Blended from 50 different Crus, Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut expresses the quality and diversity of Perrier-Jouët’s vineyards. Its careful assemblage ensures a balance between the consistency of the Perrier-Jouët style and the vintage variation of each year.
With up to 20% of reserve wines added, the final blend is constructed around the elegance and finesse of Chardonnay (20%), particularly from the Côte des Blancs. 40% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Marne Valley brings a delicate structure to the wine, which harmonises with the fruity roundeness of 40% Pinot Meunier from the Marne Valley. With a dosage of around 10 g/l, Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut ages for a minimum of three years in the cellars prior to release.
Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé – Gold Medal
Based on the model of the Grand Brut Cuvée, Blason Rosé is still driven by the quality and purity of Chardonnay in the blend, but further enriched by the addition red wines, bringing added fruitiness and colour to the wine.
The assemblage gets its elegance and finessed from 25% Chardonnay, with 50% Pinot Noir providing the structure and 25% Pinot Meunier bringing a rounded fruitiness to the blend. The choice of Crus is carefully adjusted depending on the vintage characteristics, with 20% of reserve wines added to ensure consistency year on year. A light dosage of around 10g/l completes the cuvée after a minimum of three years ageing in the cellars.
Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2007 – Medal 90+
Anxious to preserve the style of Maison Perrier-Jouët, Hervé Deschamps has chosen to emphasize the uniqueness of this vintage 2007. Its assemblage consists of 50% Grand Cru Chardonnay from Cramant and Avize, selected for their freshness and elegance, and 45% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims, bringing generosity and a delicate complexity to extend the finesse of the Chardonnay. A final subtle touch of Pinot Meunier (5%) gives the final rounded freshness to this perfectly balanced wine.
Matured patiently for nearly 6 years in the chalk cellars of the historic Maison and with a low dosage of 9g/l, Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2007 embodies the generosity and sophistication of a great vintage.