Cuvée Royale Brut, Joseph Perrier
Bubbles • Champagne • Champagne AOC • France • 35% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier • 92/100 Wine Spectator, 16/20 Guide Bettane & Desseauve 2014, 16/20 La Revue du Vin de France, 1 étoile Guide Hachette des Vins
Cuvée Royale Brut, Joseph Perrier, Champagne, France, Champagne
Maison Joseph Perrier is a small family company founded in 1825 by Joseph Perrier. They can enjoy a beautiful location for storing bottles: the chalk quarries (crayères) dating back to Roman times.
They own 21 hectares of vineyards, conveniently located on a hillside on the edge of the Marne, and planted with the three grape varieties Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, essential to the development of a classic champagne.
The assembly of the Brut is 35% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier and about 20% of reserve wines. Over 20 different wines were used in the composition of this wine, whose vineyards are located in Cumières, Damery, Hautvillers and Verneuil. Aging is 3 years on lees.
The Cuvee name Royale is achieved by the fact that the house was supplier of the Crown in England for Queen Victoria and King Eduard VII.