The Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé is elegant and more fruity than floral, subtle and sensual and makes for a lovely champagne to pair with food.
Like the flowers that adorn their bottles, Perrier-Jouët is a delicate and fresh floral wine. Instantly recognisable for the stunning and spiralling spray of Japanese anemones painted on its bottles and glasses, Perrier-Jouët embraces beauty and art and a touch of whimsy in champagne. Every time I take a sip of any Perrier-Jouët I am transported to the garden at Maison Belle Époque in Epernay. Imagine sitting in a quiet garden on a perfect spring day, with blossoms in full bloom.
Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé Tasting Notes
Bubble & Flute Review
In a word... pomegranate.
In a sentence… This is a lush and fruity champagne that is underpinned by a zesty lift of pomegranate that makes it really quite unique and an absolute gem for pairing with food.
Moment or mood… Dinner time! Pair it with duck, lamb, salmon, BBQ, or berry-based desserts, this champagne loves such a wide range of food you can have a lot of fun and take a lot of risks with it.
Where to buy it… all good wine retailers. Expect to pay about $80 a bottle.
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Wine Expert Reviews
Wine Advocate… Generous and charming, delivering notes of ripe peach, strawberries and pears complemented by hints of fresh bread. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, its sweet core of fruit is girdled by ripe acids.
Tyson Stelzer… this is a fresh Blason Rosé of lively strawberry notes and cracked pink pepper accents. The phenolic grip of fine tannin structure of 2015 collides with salivating salt minerality to create a firm, coarse mouthfeel. The fruit drops away quickly, leaving its phenolic bitterness exposed unadorned in the stark light of day, making for a callow and assertive finish. 89 points
Tasting notes from Perrier-Jouët Champagne
Eye…Perrier-Jouët 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 Perrier-Jouët 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 Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé is a supple and complex wine. Rich and long in the mouth. A gourmet champagne, with the authentic character of a rosé, which will perfectly express its multiple flavours if served between 9 and 11°.
Food pairings… The voluptuous freshness of Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé is delicious with salmon, red snapper or sushi, whilst its richness matches beautifully with duck breast or lamb with red fruits like cranberries. It can also be paired with desserts combining perhaps red berry fruits, white chocolate and vanilla flavours
“Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé is like a rose petal, with a delicate texture on the top and, hidden underneath, the veins which bring strength, structure and tension.”
Séverine Frerson, Cellar Master, Perrier-Jouët
The Technical Details
50% Pinot Noir
Blended from 50 – 70 crus (including grand crus, premier crus and crus)
12 – 15% blended still red wine from Bouzy, Ambonnay, Aÿ, Cumières, Vertus and Les Riceys;
Dosage – 8 – 11 g/l
Aged – for 3 years on lees
Reserve wines – 12 – 20% reserve wines, which may be up to nine years old.
Fermentation – temperature-regulated stainless steel fermenting. Full malolactic.
You can read more on the Perrier-Jouët website… I particularly love their artistic collaborations.
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