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2014-11-11

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé 2005 Limited Edition by Vik Muniz


Perrier-Jouët continuing its mission to infuse art into everyday life and introduces the Belle Epoque Rosé 2005 limited edition by Vik Muniz during WATCHES&WONDERS haute horlogerie exhibitionin Hong Kong and held an exclusive luncheon to champagne lovers at the Grand Hyatt Steak House recently. First time in Asia, this limited edition was unveiled at the Perrier-Jouët Enchanted Garden at WATCHES&WONDERS 2014 for connoisseurs to appreciate the top-notch craftsmanship. With only 330 bottles available on retail at premium wine shops, mylifestylenews was among the very few first to have the honor this exquisite vintage.


Inspired by the home of Perrier-Jouët -The Maison Belle Epoque in Epernay, Perrier-Jouët took visitors across time to discover the brand’s root in Art Nouveau over two centuries, by presenting the original Belle Epoque bottle design by Art Nouveau artist Emile Gallé in 1902, as well as the latest Belle Epoque Rosé limited edition by Brazilian visual artist Vik Muniz.


Being the epitome of the finer things in life, Perrier-Jouët is inspired by nature in both its alluring bubblies and artistic creations, combining the beauty of art and wine-making. The champagne giant with centuries of history since 1811 has always been supporting arts and the pursuit of style and elegance, sharing the same aesthetic philosophy with the haute horlogerie exhibition. Showcasing the brand’s classic elegance and crafted beauty, artistic collaborations and cellar master’s secrets along the way after enjoying the mechanical artistry and state-of-the-art marvel at the watch rendezvous.


Dated back in 1902, acclaimed Art Nouveau pioneer and designer Emile Gallé originated the Belle Epoque anemone, and the white petals and the flower’s natural elegance had become an instant classic gracing every Belle Epoque bottle for over a century. To extend the historic charm of Emile Gallé’s Belle Epoque anemone, Perrier-Jouët recently continues to add new artistic elements to create mesmerizing masterpieces. The champagne house has unveiled the 2005 vintage of its celebrated cuvée Belle Epoque Rosé in a limited edition bottle designed by internationally acclaimed Brazilian artist Vik Muniz. Originally created from scraps of gold, the enchanting scene was photographed and applied by the Brazilian artist to the Belle Epoque bottle via a gold plate on which the hummingbird seemingly flies towards the foreground anemones. Clear glass allows the wine’s salmon shade to offset Muniz’s delicately sensual depiction. Perrier-Jouët’s Cellar Master Hervé Deschamps chose the 2005 Vintage of the Belle Epoque Rosé for this limited-edition cuvée. Described by the craftsman himself as “the most extravagant wine of the Belle Epoque Collection”, this unique vintage is a generous, and voluptuous champagne whose complexity points to a vintage of contrasts crowned by a spectacular Indian summer.


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Paired with Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé 2005


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Paired with Perrier-Jouët Balson Rosé


Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé 2005 Tasting Note :

This exclusive Vintage dedicated to an exclusive limited-edition is part f the prestige Belle Epoque collection of Perrier-Jouët . This new cuvée is the result of a distinctive & unique year made of contrasts. The 2005 harvest was characterized by a very old winter, followed by spring frosts. Luckily the warmer weather from mid June to mid July enable the vines to flower and set successfully, particularly the Pinot Noirs and Pinot Meunier. August was cool and fairly damp, bringing the fear of rot, but a spectacular Indian summer from mid September provided the perfect combination of sun, drying winds and cool nights to ripen the grapes successfully. The initial musts showed lower than average acidity levels, but excellent ripeness, particularly amongst the Chardonnays.

Wine Composition

Hervé Deschamps has hand-crafted this wine to achieve the perfect balance between 
the unique characteristics of the 2005 vintage and the consistency of the 
Perrier-Jouët house style. With grapes sourced from the best terroirs in Cramant, 
Avize and Le Mensnil the Chardonnays (45%) bring elegance of the Chardonnay 
with richness of the Pinot Noirs (50%) from Mailly, Ay, Verzy and Rilly; and the 
rounded aromas of red fruits from the Pinot Meuniers from Dizy (5%). Finally, 
Pinot Noir red wines (11%) from Vertus and Vincelles give the cuvée its subtle 
and pure Rosé hue. With six years ageing in the cellars and a dosage of 
8 grams per litre this assemblage has developed an aromatic richness that is 
both harmonious and persistant.

Appearance

A robe of pure salmon pink.

Nose

The wine reveals complex yet elegant fruity aromas of strawberries, citrus fruits, 
sour cherry and orange with hints of cream and spice.

In The Mouth

The wine is generous with an ample sensuality. The attack is fresh, awakening the 
senses with hints or range confit, white peach and cocoa, leading to a rich, rounded finish.

The Perfect Setting

This sensual cuvée  can be served between 10c and 12c wither as an aperitif or
with food. It matches beautifully with flavours ranging Lobster and langoustines to 
Margret duck, milk-fed lamb or game. Alternatively with dessert, the complex 
aromas and flavours work beautifully with sweet reed fruit flavours.