Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2002 Champagne

Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2002 is refined and enjoyable. This prestige cuvee is also very well balanced. Belle Epoque 2002 ratings, tasting notes, and details are provided for this award winning brut champagne.

Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2002
Sweetness Level:
Category: Basic Prestige Cuvée: Yes
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 93 Sept. 2012   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast 93 12/01/10   (750 ml bottle) $140
Wine Spectator 94 12/31/10    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Light golden with fine lively bead.
Aroma/bouquet: Apple tart, lime, brioche, minerality, hints of vanilla.
Palate: Lemon, apple, almond, brioche, nice minerality.
Additional comments: Refined and enjoyable. Very well balanced.
When to drink: Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2002 Champagne is ready to drink now through 2022.

Belle Epoque 2002 Details
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Label: Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2002
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, 45-46% Pinot Noir, 4-5% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol: 12.5%

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Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2002

Perrier Jouet uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. The Belle Epoque 2002 is composed of approximately 50% Chardonnay, 46% Pinot Noir and 4% Pinot Meunier. The Chardonnay is from 100% grand cru vineyards. The dosage was approximately 9 grams/liter. Perrier Jouet ages the Belle Epoque a minimum of 8 years in the cellar.

As the Art Nouveau began in the early 1900s, Emile Galle designed the signature Japanese anemone. The first Belle Epoque vintage to incorporate the anemone on the bottle was 1964. The anemone remains an icon today 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.

Award Organization
Award Year
Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2010 Best of Show Red
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2010 Silver
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