The House of Perrier-Jouet will welcome the autumn season with the launch of the limited edition Belle Epoque Edition Autornne 2005 in Singapore.
Autumn is one of the most dazzling and enthralling seasons. With flaming reds, glistening yellows, oranges and rustic browns and the gentle bathing of light on vast landscapes, it presents an almost picture perfect image of the season. It is no wonder that one can’t help but be taken in by this season of enchantment.
Perrier-Jouet Cellar Master Herve Deschamps was so mesmerized by the beauty of Autumn that he decided to create a special seasonal cuvee in tribute to the colours of fall with the Belle Epoque Edition Automne 2005.
“The richness of the 2005 vintage inspired me to create this cuvee in tribute to autumn’s allure and vitality as a way of savouring the beauty of an ephemeral season,” says Herve Deschamps, Perrier-Jouet Cellar Master.
Bringing together a unique blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, Deschamps has created a rare, ephemeral cuvee like no other. It is a marriage of allure, voluptuousness and vitality that conveys all the elements of this season of enchantment. This ephemeral cuvee is unique to the Perrier-Jouet brand, the only known champagne house to create bespoke cuvees inspired by the seasons and nature.
Perrier-Jouet has always drawn inspiration from nature with the desire to infuse beauty into daily life. In 1902, Emile Galle, one of the Art Noveau movement’s most celebrated artists, designed a swirl of anemones wreathed in gold for the Perrier:Jouet bottle. An unusual bottle, it was a true homage to nature as a source ofinspiration, where the swirls of the white flowers echo the floral and delicate style of the wine, and become the emblem of the House.
Emile Galle had always been interested in plants, with his hometown of Nancy being a centre for horticulture in late 19th century France. This interest eventually grew into a source of inspiration in his art.
Galle soon discovered the art ofJapan, which had often been associated with the representation of flowers. He thus shared a sensibility with Japanese art due to his own familiarity with motifs inspired by nature. Eventually, the influence ofJapanese art began to be felt in his work. The anemone that adorns the Perrier-Jouet bottle is itself a Japanese flower.
Even Art Nouveau, the art movement of which Galle was a pioneer, drew some inspiration from Japan, especially its strong use of vegetal and zoological motifs which became a signature element of Art Nouveau.
It is with this strong connection to nature andjapan that Perrier-Jouet presents ‘A Haiku for Every Season’. Starting of with the Season of Enchantment with the launch of the Belle Epoque Edition Autornne 2005 with a celebration of a japanese autumn and its beauty.
Perrier-Jouet will continue to celebrate this incredible relatio hip with haikus for every Perrier Jouet season.
TASTING NOTES Appearance: Radiant in its allure, the wine’s colour reveals the vitality of a deep pink. A fine ribbon of bubbles crowns its orange and copper shades, interspersed with flashes of garnet.
Nose: Fruity notes of raspberries, wild strawberries, notes of sour cherry, orange and hints of spice and cream
Palate: A truly gourmand wine, generous with an ample sensuality. The attack is fresh, awakening the senses. Hints of orange confit and white peach with a spicy evolution towards notes of cocoa beans. Beautifully balanced with a rich and rounded finish.
- 45% Chardonnay (Cramant, Avize, Le Mesnil)- bringing elegance and floral freshness to the wine
- 50% Pinot Noir (Mailly, Ay, Verzy, Rilly)- bringing richness and vitality to the wine
- 5% Pinot Meunier (Dizy) -bringing the rounded aromas of red fruits
- 15% red wines from Vertus and Vincelles -give the cuvee its unusual and captivating color
- 1Ogll dosage (Brut)- letting the wines express fully
Perrier-Jouet is an iconic champagne house with an exceptional vineyard. It is known for the fmesse, floral and elegant notes of its wines, fashioned with the expertise of only seven Cellar Masters since its foundation in 1811. Since its 1902 collaboration with Art Nouveau pioneer Emile Galle, creator of the anemone design for the house’s Belle Epoque prestige cuvee, Perrier:Jouet has commissioned work from established and emerging artists including Daniel Arsham, Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance, Miguel Chevalier, Makoto Azuma, Tord Boontje, Studio Glithero and Simon Heijdens.