Perrier-Jouët was established in 1811 by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perrier, adding the maiden name of his wife, Ad le Jouët, to name the house. They established themselves in the town of Épernay, and set about building up their brand and exploring foreign markets; by 1815 they were already exporting wine to England, and within a few more years they added the USA to their list of export destinations.
Such success obviously led to a greater demand for their wines, and the family were soon acquiring or planting new vineyards in Aÿ, Avize, Cramant, Mailly and elsewhere. Many were planted with Chardonnay, bringing a delicacy to the Perrier-Jouët style, a style said to have been favoured by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie, and a trait that can still be found in the wines of Perrier-Jouët today..
The Blason Rosé Perrier-Jouët is the direct heir of the Blasons de France series, popular with food lovers everywhere.
The Blason Rosé is a wine characterised by its distinctive flavour, power and roundness. Hervé Deschamps, true to the creative and craft traditions handed down by the Perrier-Jouët Cellar Master, executes the composition in one combined effort, with no pre-composition. Testing the vats one by one, he selects around thirty wines to make up the composition of the Blason Rosé, in a constant quest for perfection and balance.
The Cellar Master seeks ampleness and structure in this cuvée, in search of a gastronomic blend which must nevertheless retain a certain freshness. A marriage which demands the precision of a specialist in order to bring out the elegance of style that is the hallmark of Perrier-Jouët champagne.
For the Blason Rosé, Hervé Deschamps opted for the red wines of Aÿ and Vincelles (12 to 15%), rather than the powerful pinots of the south Montagne terroirs such as Bouzy. The Blason Rosé is thus the cuvée with the greatest proportion of pinots, including 50% pinot noir and 25% meunier. The elegance and liveliness of chardonnay make up the remaining 25%.
| Brand||PERRIER JOUËT BLASON ROSÉ|
| Size||75 CL|
| Region Produced in||Épernay|
| Made with||25% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier|
| Alcohol Content||12%|
| Tasting Notes||APPEARANCE: The Blason Rosé is graced with a luminous rose colour, shot through with glints of pale orange. Its fine, lively and persistent sparkle lends it an intense freshness.|
NOSE: Pomegranates, pears, apricots, blood oranges, the fragrances of mature red fruits... a juicy and generous blend that gives way to notes of biscuit, butter and pastries. The delicate character of white flowers remains throughout. The Blason Rosé is an intense and balanced champagne.
Blackcurrant buds, pear, apricots and cherry plum emerge first, only to give way to the fragrances of blackcurrant and blood oranges, followed by notes of crème de cassis, raspberry, honeysuckle and roses, culminating in lime, blackberries and Morello cherries.
PALATE: With its sharp and strong sensation, the Blason Rosé is a supple and complex wine. Rich and long in the mouth.
| Product Dimensions||32 x 8 x 8 cm|
| Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
| Manufacturer/Producer||Perrier Jouet|
| Country Produced in||France|