A Champagne brand that’s synonymous with the seasons, Maison Perrier-Jouët celebrates the arrival of autumn with a special seasonal cuvée, the Belle Epoque Edition Automne 2005.

Perrier-Jouët’s latest special release, the Belle Epoque Edition Automne 2005, is a special seasonal cuvée created by the house’s cellar master Hervé Deschamps in tribute to the colours of fall. A unique blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – the three main traditional grapes in the making of most Champagnes – the Belle Epoque Edition Automne 2005 conjures up shy, budding romance.

In fact with the pinkish hue of the rose champagne – even the familiar white anemone design first created by Art Nouveau artist Emile Gallé in 1902 symbolising the maison that’s emblazoned on every bottle has acquired a pinkish shade here – it is not too difficult conjuring up visions of Pierre Nicolas Perrier and Adèle Jouët traipsing through fields of flowers and vines in Épernay during their courtship before they joined their houses as one.

“The richness of the 2005 vintage inspired me to create this cuvée in tribute to autumn’s allure and vitality as a way of savouring the beauty of an ephemeral season,” says Hervé Deschamps, Perrier-Jouët’s cellar master.

The limited edition Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Edition Automne 2005 uses a blend of 45% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir, and 5% Pinot Meunier. 15% of the red wines used in the blend come from grapes that hail from its own vineyard parcels of Vertus and Vincelles. the Brut Champagne uses a dosage of 10g/l.

Even the flavours of the champagne represent the season – the bouquet is rife with the scent of wet leaves and of white flowers in lilies and jasmine, while the attack is that of fresh green apple, unripe winter berries with hints of damp forest cover. The finish? An ephemeral but sensual floral dance on the palate, like the tentative kiss of a beautiful woman and her lingering scent still tingling on your senses after you have walked her home.

The limited edition Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Edition Automne 2005 is available for private purchase, with price upon asking. Only 120 bottles available in Singapore. For further enquires, please contact sgsales@pernod-ricard.com.sg.


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