Perrier-Jouet Champagne Belle Epoque 750ml 2000  
Sku: 41207
This bottle with its swirl of dainty anemones holds Perrier-Jouet's most remarkable champagne and one of the world's best known prestige cuvees. The success story began with the discovery of a ...more
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Product Information
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grape Varietal: Champagne Blend
Type: Sparkling
Reg. $299.99
On Sale $179.99
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Color Intense yellow Bouquet Bouquet of floral and fruity aromas, such as magnolia or a hint of candied lemon. Palate The palate is forthright and fresh, without being aggressive, before developing a full and generous sensation in the mouth with notes of fruit compote, centered around yellow fruits, and continuing with exceptional length with notes of honey, almond or toasty and grilled notes.
Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2000 Brut Fleur de Champagne Cuvee Belle Epoque is a touch rounder and more generous than the Blanc de Blancs Cuvee Belle Epoque Fleur de Champagne. Here the fruit takes on darker shades of flavor, richness and density from the Pinot Noir. The wine offers terrific persistence and a long, creamy finish. This is Lot L0570800072, disgorged February 26, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014.  (Dec 2009)

Wine Spectator 91 points - Subtle and creamy, with peach and apple flavors shaded by grapefruit and yeast accents. This is compact, despite being ripe, and finishes firm and crisp. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases imported. –BS (Nov 30 2009)

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This bottle with its swirl of dainty anemones holds Perrier-Jouet's most remarkable champagne and one of the world's best known prestige cuvees. The success story began with the discovery of a bottle designed by Emile Galle in 1902. The bottle was so strikingly beautiful that Perrier-Jouet resolved to fill it with prestige champagne. The best grands crus in its vineyard, with a predominance of Chardonnay grapes from the Cote des Blancs district, were blended to make a subtle, elegant, refined champagne. Cuvee "Fleur de Champagne" was launched with brio 1969 reminding the world of the house's history and identifying it with an Art Nouveau style. Since then this champagne has been the emblem of Perrier-Jouet, and the ambassador of its expertise. Apart from making an excellent champagne, Perrier-Jouet was the first champagne house to have dare decorate its bottle with flowerse. The flower-covered bottle is now instantly recognized all over the world.
Wine maker notes
The grapes are pressed in the village of Cramant on Perrier- Jouët’s traditional wooden presses. After it is racked, the clear juice is transported to Épernay for fermentation. In the cellar, modern stainless steel tanks provide precise temperature control for the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations of the base wine. A liqueur de triage of sugar, yeast and base wine is added to the bottle, but of only 9 grams, in order for the natural subtlety of the prestige cuvée to shine through. Finally, the wine is bottle aged for seven years in the chalk cellars of Perrier Jouët.