Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2006 Champagne

Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2006 has richness and elegance that are in harmony. This highly rated brut champagne will blossom more with time. Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2006 ratings, tasting notes, and details are provided.

Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2006
Sweetness Level:
Category: Basic Prestige Cuvée: Yes
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 94 Feb. 2014   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast 95 12/01/13   (750 ml bottle) $150
Wine Spectator 93 11/30/13    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Light gold. Fine steady bead.
Aroma/bouquet: Pear, apple, some peach and toasty notes along with minerality.
Palate: Tart lemon meringue pie, apple, strawberry, brioche with flinty minerality
Additional comments: Richness and elegance are in harmony. Will blossom more with time.
When to drink: Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2006 Champagne is enjoyable now but should improve. Recommended to drink from 2016 through 2026.

Belle Epoque 2006 Details
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Label: Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2006
Perrier Jouet
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Sweetness Level: Brut
Dosage: 9 grams per liter
Prestige cuvée: Yes
Vineyards: NA
Grapes: 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol: 12.5%

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Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2006

Perrier Jouet uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. The Belle Epoque 2006 is composed of 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier. Perrier Jouet keeps a low percentage of Pinot Meunier to merely act as a bridge between the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Chardonnay is from 100% grand cru vineyards. The dosage was approximately 9 grams/liter. Perrier Jouet ages the Belle Epoque a minimum of 6 years on the lees.

At the start of the Art Nouveau in the early 1900s, Emile Galle designed the famous Japanese anemone that was later incorporated on the bottle with the 1964 vintage. The anemone still remains a symbol as Perrier Jouet continues to honor Art Nouveau. Belle Epoque was labeled Fleur de Champagne in the United States until 2011. 2002 was the last vintage to be labeled Fleur de Champagne.

Perrier Jouet was acquired by Pernod Ricard in 2001.


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