Champagne Perrier-JouÃ«t has unveiled the new 2002 vintage of Perrier-JouÃ«t Belle Epoque, the first great vintage of the new millennium. To mark the release the brand has launched an online art game, providing the entrants with a unique opportunity to win the â€œArt of Vintageâ€ book.
To celebrate the launch of the Houseâ€™s inaugural vintage of the 21st Century, Champagne Perrier-JouÃ«t opened its cellar doors and organised a legendary tasting with ten of the worldâ€™s top wine and champagne experts. These aficionados tasted 20 historic vintages from the Houseâ€™s own cellars, from the oldest vintage in Champagne (Perrier-JouÃ«t 1825) to the first vintage of the new millennium. The private event, which took place earlier this year, demonstrated the consistency of the house style and excellence of craftsmanship spanning over two centuries.
Perrier-JouÃ«t Belle Epoque 2002 is a very elegant cuvÃ©e: the quality and finesse of the Chardonnay shines through the power and structure of the Pinot Noir. Citrus notes of grapefruit and pineapple are sustained by a little vanilla on the palate, which is beautifully balanced and rounded with a long, elegant finish. The champagne was aged for six years before disgorgement to maintain great balance and freshness.
The House is world-renowned for its â€˜avant-gardeâ€™ spirit, which finds its purest expression in the iconic prestige cuvÃ©e â€˜Belle Epoqueâ€™ and its legendary Emile GallÃ© 1902 anemone bottle. Champagne Perrier-JouÃ«t constantly seeks to maintain an aesthetic and artistic dimension to the House and the champagnes. Again, to mark the release of the 2002 vintage, talented Japanese art photographer Makiko Takehara, inspired by the art House story, has brought her own artistic vision. She interpreted each vintage through the artistic aspects that marked each exceptional year, turning champagne into a work of art.
It was proposed that, following the legendary tasting, a book reflecting the historic and aesthetic odyssey through 20 legendary Perrier-JouÃ«t vintages should be compiled. Led by Serena Sutcliffe MW, Head of the International Wine Department at Sotherbyâ€™s, â€˜The Art of Vintageâ€™ is being published by Jacqui Small (Aurum press) with Perrier-JouÃ«tâ€™s assistance. From December, 18 to January, 31 2010 visit www.perrier-jouet.com, match the four works of art by Makiko Takehara with the people who inspired them and win the limited-edition Perrier-JouÃ«t book, â€˜The Art of Vintageâ€™.
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