Blended from 10 different 'crus' situated mainly in the South and North areas of the Montagne de Reims – including the famous Côte de Bouzy – notably from the finest crus of Ambonnay, Bouzy, Louvois and Tours-sur-Marne. Laurent-Perrier's technical facilities are dedicated to the making of the Cuvée Rosé. 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 – help 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.
The Cuvée Rosé Laurent-Perrier is a delicious aperitif and, thanks to its aromatic character, it also 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 Chaource. The Cuvée Rosé is also an extraordinary match for red fruit desserts. The more daring will try it with Asian – or Indian – cuisine.
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Established in 1812, Champagne Laurent-Perrier is one of the most distinguished family-owned Champagne Houses. Based in the heart of Champagne, in Tours-sur-Marne, Laurent-Perrier has a pedigree for innovation, handcrafting a diverse and pioneering range of fine champagnes that are produced to traditional, time-honoured methods.
Aspect: Elegant, with colour changing naturally from a pretty raspberry hint to salmon-pink. Aroma: Precise and very crisp. Wide range of small red fruits: strawberries, redcurrants, raspberries and black cherries. Its amazing freshness is the dominating note. 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.