Laurent Perrier Brut La Cuvée Champagne - Champagne, France

Laurent Perrier Brut La Cuvée Champagne - Champagne, France

$79   $120

This is great……and here’s why!
93/100 James Suckling
92/100 Falstaff
91/100 Wine Enthusiast
91/100 International Wine Challenge
91/100 Wine Spectator
91/100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Gold - Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships, 2021
Gold - Champagne Masters – The Global Masters. Non-Vintage, 2017
Silver - Champagne Masters – The Global Masters. Non-Vintage, 2019
Silver - International Wine and Spirits Competition. Non-Vintage, 2019
Silver - International Wine Challenge. Non-Vintage, 2018
Silver - Champagne Masters – The Global Masters. Non-Vintage, 2018

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "This is an excellent non-vintage champagne...The latest rendition of Laurent-Perrier's NV Brut is showing nicely, wafting from the glass with scents of almond paste, iodine, white peach, warm biscuits and mandarin. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, with an elegant, lively profile, displaying a youthfully frothy mousse, good tension at the core and an attractively chalky finish."

Wine Spectator "A crisp Champagne, with a fine, lacy mousse and a pretty, finely meshed range of flavors, showing hints of crushed cherry, toasted almond, fleur de sel and pink grapefruit pith, followed by a smoke-tinged finish."

James Suckling - “Flavorful and intense. ....Full-bodied and round with fine bubbles. Vivid, bread-dough finish. This is four years on lees. 55% chardonnay and the rest pinot.”

Falstaff (translated) - “Light green-yellow, silver reflections, fine, persistent mousseux. Yellow tropical fruit framed with a hint of roasted aromas, but also some mango and pear, red apple in the background. Medium-bodied, white fruit, chalky minerality, fine sweetness in the finish, versatile and well developed.”

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast - “The nonvintage cuvée from this producer is definitely on the dry side. Like many Champagnes in the range, it has benefited from long aging before release, giving a wine that has richness as well as great fruits, hints of maturity coming through.”

Keith Beavers - "The fruit is lean, but there is a nice soft, sweet vibe that coats the palate. For the price, this is a nice, welcoming Champagne that is widely available, and a good one to have on hand."

La Cuvée is Laurent-Perrier's signature champagne, defining the House style with its characteristic lightness, freshness and elegance. With up to 55% Chardonnay and a minimum of four years aging in the cellars, La Cuvée is delicate yet complex with crisp notes of citrus fruit and white flowers, and great length on the finish.

La Cuvée is pale gold with a steady stream of fine bubbles. The nose has delicate aromas of citrus fruits, underpinned by hints of white flowers. A perfect balance between freshness and finesse, the palate is full-bodied, complex and creamy, displaying great length on the finish.This fresh and pure wine is perfect as an aperitif. Its citrus and white fruit notes and its remarkable balance, supported by a subtle effervescence, make it an ideal accompaniment to poultry and the finest fish.

Founded in 1812, the House of Laurent-Perrier is a Champagne producer with a fine reputation. The Laurent-Perrier style is a mix of tradition and contemporary technicques. This creates a range of unique champagnes. Laurent-Perrier is celebrated for its style and the consistency of its quality,.

Champagne is the most iconic sparkling wine in the world, produced in the region of Champagne in France. Synonymous with celebration, champagne is typically produced from a few specific varieties of grapes: pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot meunier. With effervescent flavors of citrus, almond, and apple, champagne comes in varying levels of sweetness and has a moderate amount of alcohol. The most treasured Champagnes age for a minimum of 3 years.

The Champagne region is located 140 kilometres from Paris, France. While the vines in this region have been producing wine since the Roman era, it is only in the past couple of hundred years that winemakers began producing Champagne using méthode champenoise - the complex method that produces the style of Champagne the world knows and loves today. Another important component of the production of champagne is the chalk and limestone soils which dominate the Champagne region. Vines grown in these conditions result in wines that are high in acidity - a key component to making good sparkling wine. Champagne's northerly location - about as north as grapes can ripen - also allow for higher acidity and lower alcohol levels which are also very important for producing quality sparkling wine.