Paris, France – It’s time to pave the way for a sparkling summer and one of the best ways is enjoying a daily, regularly scheduled champagne time. Today we present two delicious champagnes from the venerable Epernay based house of Perrier-Jouët. The fresh and floral Blanc de Blancs is an ode to the Chardonnay grape variety for this champagne is made with only Chardonnay grapes selected from the finest parcels in French Champagne country. Its clear gold color offers the promise of down-to-earth floral aromas like elderberry, acacia and honeysuckle.
The house also offers a delicate pink champagne — pink champagne being a favorite of The Gourmet Gazette — doted with red berry flavors. The house has been proffering its Blason Rosé since 1955, a complex assembly of 50 different crus or wines. This champagne brings together the three most predominant grape varieties in Champagne with a composition of 50% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier and 25% Chardonnay offering an intense perfume bursting with aromas of strawberry, raspberry and blackberry.
The story of the house of Perrier-Jouët all began over 200 years ago in 1811 when Pierre-Nicolas Perrier and Rose-Adelaïde Jouët, both lovers of art and nature, wanted to create a house of champagne with a difference. They would make the Chardonnay grape variety the signature of their champagne at a time when it was not used very much in the assembling of the world-renowned beverage. The Chardonnay grape would pioneer the intricate, floral style of Perrier-Jouët champagnes and this is found in the house’s two single-grape cuvées: the classic Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs and the vintage Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blanc. In 1902 the house began its collaboration with the artist Emile Gallé, a pioneer of the Art Nouveau movement and who is behind the white anemones that decorate the prestigious vintage Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque champagne.
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