Brut Millésimé 2012
24 May 2022
The Vintage is the choice of an exceptional year from which only a selection of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Grands Crus will enter into a future iteration of Grand Siècle. It is a rare and outstanding wine that expresses the character of the year in the Laurent-Perrier style.
The year 2012 is characterized by successive climatic incidents. Firstly there is the winter frost that makes the vine more sensitive. Then comes the spring frost as well as a dozen hail storms causing considerable damage and affecting many areas of the vineyard. Finally a violent thunderstorm accompanied by strong hail breaks out on the 7th of June and destroys large land areas in the surrounding villages. In spite of these climatic incidents the dry, sunny summer allowed for an exceptional ripening of the grapes.
VINIFICATION, BLENDING AND AGEING
Grape varietals: Chardonnay 50% Pinot Noir 50%
Crus: Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Cramant, Chouilly and Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims: Bouzy, Ay, Verzy, Mailly, Rilly-la-Montagne.
The wine is white gold in colour with a fine sparkle.
A flowery nose of great complexity, with notes of citrus and white peaches.
A wine that is very present with a lively attack and great finesse with good minerality and notes of grapefruit on the finish.
Best served between 9°C and 11°C.
The Vintage 2012 pairs well with seafood and noble fish as well as with poultry or veal.
This wine sublimates hard pressed cheeses such as a young Comté or a Beaufort.