Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Edition Première

PJ_BelleEpoqueRose_VikMuniz1 PJ_BelleEpoqueRose_VikMuniz2Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé 2005 Limited Edition by Vik Muniz

 Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé 2005 is an exclusive Vintage wine, dedicated to an exclusive limited-edition designed by internationally acclaimed Brazilian artist Vik Muniz.

Vik Muniz conceived a fairy-tale encounter of a brilliant golden hummingbird with the Perrier-Jouët anemone that has graced every Belle Epoque bottle for over a century.

Originally created from scraps of gold, the enchanting scene was photographed and applied by the artist to the Belle Epoque bottle via a gold plate on which the hummingbird seemingly flies towards the foreground anemones. Clear glass allows the wine’s salmon shade to offset Muniz’s delicately sensual depiction.

COMPOSITION

Perrier-Jouët’s Cellar Master Hervé Deschamps chose the 2005 Vintage of the Belle Epoque Rosé for this limited-edition cuvee. Described by the craftsman himself as “the most extravagant wine of the Belle Epoque Collection”, this unique vintage is a generous, and voluptuous champagne whose complexity points to a vintage of contrasts crowned by a spectacular Indian summer. Grand Cru Chardonnay (50%), Perrier-Jouët’s grape of choice, is predominant in the blend while the cuvée owes its richness and pure, salmon-pink hue to the Pinot Noir (45%) variety. Pinot Meunier (5%) provides the rounded finishing touch. After nine years ageing in the house’s cellars, the result is a perfect balance between the year’s character and Perrier-Jouët’s floral, elegant house style.

TASTING NOTES

Appearance: Bright, pure salmon pink due to the addition of red Pinot Noir wines from Vertus and Vinzelles.

Nose: Complex yet elegant, fruity aromas of strawberries, citrus fruit, sour cherry and orange with cream and spice hints.

Palate: Generous and voluptuous. The attack is fresh, awakening the senses with notes of candied orange, white peach and cocoa, leading to a rich, rounded finish.

FOOD PAIRING

This sensual cuvée can be served between 10° and 12°C, either as an aperitif or with food. It matches beautifully with flavors ranging Lobster and langoustines to Magret duck, milk-fed lamb or game. Alternatively with dessert, the complex aromas and flavors work beautifully with sweet red fruit flavors.

THE PERFECT GIFT

Released in time for the festive season, the cuvée Belle Epoque Rosé Limited Edition by Vik Muniz provides the perfect match for special year-end celebrations. A luxury presentation case sets the seal on the ultimate gift for lovers of craftsmanship and artistry, and with just only limited quantities available per country, exclusivity is guaranteed. PJ_family2_305x335

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