10 Feb Please The Palate Wine of the Week: Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut Champagne
This past week was my birthday and this next week is Valentine’s Day, so what wine did I drink that is perfect for either celebration? Champagne, of course. Rosé Champagne, to be more specific. Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut Champagne, to be exact. Elegant, lush, fruity, and delicious, the Laurent Perrier Rosé Brut Champagne is the Please The Palate wine of the week.
Founded in 1812, Laurent Perrier is the largest family- and female-owned Champagne house. Sold to Marie-Louise de Nonancourt in 1939, the house is today run by her son Bernard de Nonancourt’s two daughters, Stéphanie Meneux de Nonancourt and Alexandra Pereyre de Nonancourt.
Laurent Perrier launched the Cuvée Rosé in 1968. While most rosé Champagnes are a blend of red and white base wines, Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut is made from 100% Pinot Noir. The grapes are sourced exclusively from Grand Cru villages. The grapes are picked and lightly pressed before macerating the must and skins for 72 hours. After primary and secondary fermentation, the wine is aged on the less for a minimum of five years.
The resulting Champagne is a delicate salmon pink color. The nose offers intense fruity notes of strawberries, cherries, raspberries, and currants, as well as citrus and minerality. On the palate, the wine is clean and fresh with a lush midpalate and bright acidity.
Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut Champagne is presented in a recognizable bottle that was inspired by King Henri IV and it is truly a delicious Champagne that retails for $99.99.