The story behind the wine
The Cuvee Rose Laurent Perrier was created in 1968 using bold, innovative savoir-faire methods learnt from production of still wines called Coteaux Champenois. Perfected at each stage of its making, the Cuvee Rose is now the benchmark in its category. Held in an elegant wine bottle inspired by King Henri IV, this rose champagne has been widely acknowledged for its consistent high quality for more than 40 years.
Blended from 10 different crus (or villages) situated mainly in the South and North areas of the Montagne de Reims – including the famous Cote de Bouzy – notably from the finest crus of Ambonnay, Bouzy, Louvois and Tours-sur-Marne.
Wine making and ageing
Grapes from carefully selected plots are then meticulously sorted and destemmed before going into the vats. Controlled maceration – lasting from 48h to 72h depending on the harvest – helps the extraction of colour and the development of the full aromatic richness of the Pinot Noir. It is aged in the cellars for at least four years.
ASPECT: Elegant, with colour changing naturally from a pretty raspberry hint
AROMA: Precise and very crisp. Wide range of small red fruits: strawberries,
redcurrants, raspberries and black cherries. Its amazing freshness is the
TASTE: Intensely fruity flavours, clean, well-defined and slightly sharp, the
wine then opens up to provide an impression of plunging into a basket of
freshly picked red berries: strawberries, Morello cherries, blackcurrants and
raspberries. The wine is supple and rounded on the finish.
Serve at around 8°C and 10°C.
The Cuvee Rose Laurent Perrier is a delicious aperitif.
This cuvee, thanks to its aromatic character, allows various food and wine
pairings. It matches well with raw fishes (marinated red mullets and tartare of
tuna), grilled prawns, fine charcuterie (such as Italian prosciutto), duck, lamb
and creamy cheeses such as Chaource. The Cuvee Rose is also an
extraordinary match for red fruit desserts. The more daring will try it with
Asian – even Indian – cuisine.
Wine Enthusiast (WE): 92
"A delicate Rose, with strawberry and watermelon flavors, picking up honey as it build on the finish with firm structure at the end. Refined and elegant."
Wine Spectator (WS): 92
"A delicate style showing dried strawberry notes with a silky mouthfeel. A pure, hedonistic delight that will seduce anyone."