History of Laurent Perrier
The Laurent-Perrier house roots date back to 1812 and it was founded by André Michel Pierlot, who left the house and company to his cellar master Eugene Laurent in his will. After his death, his widow Mathilde Emilie Perrier added her name to the company, making it Vve Laurent-Perrier.
Under her governance, the house enjoyed tremendous success, producing and selling over 50.000 cases of champagne.
However, due to the outbreak of the WWI, that success was, unfortunately, short-lived, and after the death of Mathilde Emilie Perrier, it wasn’t long before the company got sold to Marie-Louise Lanson de Nonancourt in 1939.
In 1945, as the WWII was ending Bernard de Nonancourt, son of Marie-Louise started an apprenticeship that provided him with all the needed knowledge about wine and winemaking, which in turn earned him the right to lead the house 3 years later.
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This was the main point of expansion of the Laurent Perrier House, which from that point on focused on the creative audacity and independent spirit that led the house to its renowned name and glory, as we know it today. In the later years, the house became well known and respected for its selection of excellent wines and champagnes, including the Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne.
Cuvee Rose Laurent Perrier Brut NV Champagne
La Cuvée Rosé Laurent Perrier Champagne was first created in 1968 and it was a true example of the innovative spirit and boldness the Laurent-Perrier house was known for.
Carefully monitored through all the stages of the making Cuvee Rose is recognized by the superior quality and firm consistency. The bottle of Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rose has a special design created by Bernard de Nonancourt himself, which reflects the bottles made in the time of King Henry IV.
The bottle was initially rather stubby and short, which was considered modern, yet archaic at the same time and although much of the original design still remains, the bottle did evolve from its creation in 1968.
However, that process happened simply because now the design reflects the true values of Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne, including the delicate colour of the wine and the grapes it’s made of. The said design also makes this champagne one of the most sought out presents in the whole world.
The characteristics of this wine are something to behold, as its elegance cannot be taken away, with the fact that it naturally changes colours from a raspberry hue to salmon pink, due to the maceration techniques that were used in its making.
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How is Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne made?
Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne is made 100% out of Pinot Noir grape and it’s made in 10 different crus, which are located mainly in the North of the Montagne de Reims areas. The grapes from top quality plots are sorted out, as well as de-stemmed before they get vatted.
The maceration lasts for a minimum of 48 hours and a maximum of 72 hours, depending on the exact harvest. In addition to the changing colour that is gotten that way, the process also serves to develop the full potential of the rich aroma of the Pinot Noir grape.
Even in Champagne, only a small fraction of rose wines are made by using maceration technique, which is no wonder, as this technique requires the grapes to be manually picked, sorted and handled throughout the whole process.
Each bottle is aged for a bare minimum of 5 years, and Cuvée Rosé serves as a benchmark for the Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne category. The unique taste and blend make the food pairing of this wine a true delight. It goes perfectly with different types of salted, cured or smoked meats, as well as exotic dishes, marinated fish, and red fruit desserts.
Some chefs are claiming that if you consider yourself to be of a bolder nature, you could easily pair Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne. As the serving and the glasses for the intended use of any champagne play an important role in the sensory experience.
Laurent-Perrier house recommends using tulip-shaped glasses instead of the more popular flutes, in order to fully enjoy the whole spectre of the different aromas Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne has to offer.
Cuvee Rose Laurent Perrier Champagne, has won numerous award since it was first created, but unlike with many other champagnes that can date back even further, many of those awards were won it last few years.
Some of these awards include :
A gold medal at The Drinks Business
The Global Masters Rosé 2016
Silver medal at International Wine Challenge 2016
Silver medal at The Drinks Business
Silver at The Champagne Masters 2015
Silver medal at Decanter Wine Awards 2015
The sheer amount of those awards only proves that the quality of this champagne is undisputed.
Laurent Perrier sponsored events
As the house of Laurent Perrier is renowned for its quality, it’s no wonder that it has sponsored many events across the globe, with a vision to promote class, elegance, and freshness of its products. Some of these events include fashion related happenings like New Zealand Fashion Week, but it did not shy away from sports and it was the sponsor of the Rugby League World Cup on the same continent, but in the country of Australia.
Last but not least, Laurent Perrier proved that it cared about art as well, as it sponsors Town Hall and Symphony Hall in Birmingham, England.