Laurent Perrier - Champagne Cuve Grand Siècle 75cl
Winery: Laurient Perrier
Grape : Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Region : Grand Cru - France
Wine Style: Champagne Blend
Alcohol Content: 12%
Food Pairing: Fish, Parmesan, Seafood, Shellfish, Summer Fruits, White Meat
The idea of Grand Siècle was born from a simple observation: that nature would never provide the perfect oenological year, but that thanks to the art of assemblage, Laurent-Perrier could in fact create it. Always a blend of three exceptional vintages that perfectly complement each other, Grand Siècle was launched in 1959 as a blend of 1952, 1953 and 1955. One year is chosen for structure, one for finesse and one for freshness, creating a unique combination of power and balance from wines of the very best vintages. The grape juice is fermented in 100% stainless-steel tanks as Laurent-Perrier very much believe in keeping the juice away from oxygen and protecting those floral aromatics. Iteration is blended from 11 Grands Crus. From June 2019, L-P introduced 'Iterations' to identify the blend of Grand Siécle. This is the 24th time the house has created a blend of Grand Siécle.
The current release is a blend of 2007 (60%), 2006 (20%), 2004 (20%).
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Chardonnay: Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Oger, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger | Pinot Noir: Ambonnay, Bouzy, Louvois, Mailly, Tours-sur-Marne, Verzenay
Grape Varieties: 55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir
Lees Ageing: 10 years
Dosage: 7 g/l
Disgorged: October 2018
Drink: Now to 2026
Tasting Note: A very pales gold colour with a persistent sparkle and steady stream of bubbles. Fresh, intense and complex with notes of slightly candied citrus fruits, secondary aromas of pastries, toasted almonds and subtle hints of honey and gingerbread. A fresh and delicate attack with an impression of fullness, the finish is persistent displaying Grand Siècle’s perfect balance between strength and delicacy