Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale Brut Rosé Champagne NV (375ml Half Bottle)

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Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale Brut Rosé Champagne NV (375ml Half Bottle)

The Drinks Business Gold Medal Winner

'Aged on the lees for 3-to-5 years in cellars dug out of ancient Gallo-Roman chalk pits, this rosé Champagne is serious, and seriously delicious. Displaying a medium ‘vieux rose’ hue and narrow cordon, the wine exudes summer pudding fruits and fresh bread notes. On the palate, the wine shows finesse in its light body, zippy acidity and ‘crackling’ mousse texture. Nicely balanced with good length. Quite vinous, this wine is a lovely aperitif but will also work well with wild salmon or even light desserts.' Patricia Stefanowicz MW

Tasting Notes

This champagne has a special place in the history of the House. It is from a family plot of Pinot Noir in Cumières that this precious red wine comes, giving our blend a unique personality.

Colour

An elegant light pink colour with shards of gold. Extremely delicate, lively and regular bubbles.

Nose

The first aroma reveals gourmet aromas of cherries and red currents, followed by notes of blood orange after aeration.

Palate

Delicately straightforward in the mouth. Flavours of wild strawberries enhanced by notes of mint produce a freshness combined with a very pleasant sweetness.

 Joseph Perrier Rose

History

Founded in 1825, Joseph Perrier has been owned and run by the same family since 1888. Current director Benjamin Fourmon represents the 6th generation. Champagne Joseph Perrier owns 21 hectares of vineyards, situated in the heart of the region on the right bank of the River Marne, around Hautvillers and Cumières – two villages classed 93% in the ‘échelle des crus’.

They are mostly planted with Pinot Noir but include 2 hectares of Chardonnay. The cellars stretch over three kilometers and date back to the Gallo-Roman period. The chosen name for these cuvées is no accident, nor any false claim to grandeur - ‘Cuvée Royale’ alludes to the historic relationship between Joseph Perrier and Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, as the royals’ Champagne of choice - probably the highest honour any Champagne House can hope to earn.

All the wines are made with a keen focus on freshness and purity, a theme which runs right through the range and really shows its worth in the vintage cuvées which show impressive energy and poise and remarkable ageing potential. Aside from the royal connection, Joseph Perrier has been associated with some pivotal events, which represent great human achievements, from the celebrations around Concorde’s inauguration in 1976 to, more recently, the Noble Prize in Medicine.

Aged for 3 years, the Cuvée Royale Brut of Maison Joseph Perrier brings together more than 20 different vintages with great terroirs such as Cumières, Damery, Hautvillers and Verneuil.

 Accolades

  • Gold Medal - The Drinks Business
  • Vinum: 17/20
  • The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships: Silver

Specifications

Year Non-vintage
Bottle Size 375ml 
Cultivar 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier, of which about 10% is red wine from our own vineyards in Cumières.
Country France
Alcohol content 12% alcohol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9 units
Type Champagne
Cellaring Potential For immediate enjoyment
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Dosage
7g/L
Food Matches With its strong personality based upon a vinous and robust fruity heart combined fresh fragrances, this wine is perfect as a summer aperitif, or as a partner to white meats, a dish of wild salmon, and desserts that are not too sweet.
Features Vegan and Vegetarian
Origin Champagne - France
Appellation AOC Champagne