This bottle with its swirl of dainty anemones holds Perrier-Jouet's most remarkable champagne and one of the world's best known prestige cuvees. The success story began with the discovery of a bottle designed by Emile Galle in 1902. The bottle was so strikingly beautiful that Perrier-Jouet resolved to fill it with prestige champagne. The best grands crus in its vineyard, with a predominance of Chardonnay grapes from the Cote des Blancs district, were blended to make a subtle, elegant, refined champagne. Cuvee "Fleur de Champagne" was launched with brio 1969 reminding the world of the house's history and identifying it with an Art Nouveau style. Since then this champagne has been the emblem of Perrier-Jouet, and the ambassador of its expertise.
Apart from making an excellent champagne, Perrier-Jouet was the first champagne house to have dare decorate its bottle with flowerse. The flower-covered bottle is now instantly recognized all over the world.
Bouquet of floral and fruity aromas, such as magnolia or a hint of candied lemon.
The palate is forthright and fresh, without being aggressive, before developing a full and generous sensation in the mouth with notes of fruit compote, centered around yellow fruits, and continuing with exceptional length with notes of honey, almond or toasty and grilled notes.
| Wine Advocate 89 points (Dec 2009)
The 2000 Brut Fleur de Champagne Cuvee Belle Epoque is a touch rounder and more generous than the Blanc de Blancs Cuvee Belle Epoque Fleur de Champagne. Here the fruit takes on darker shades of flavor, richness and density from the Pinot Noir. The wine offers terrific persistence and a long, creamy finish. This is Lot L0570800072, disgorged February 26, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014.
Wine Spectator 91 points (Nov 30 2009)
Subtle and creamy, with peach and apple flavors shaded by grapefruit and yeast accents. This is compact, despite being ripe, and finishes firm and crisp. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases imported. –BS
|Wine maker notes
|This elegant gift box is packaged in a white with gold and copper laced anemone flowers. When opened, the inner vibrant green background holds two hand painted flutes with an encased bottle of Fleur de Champagne 2000.
The first vintage of the new millennium, deep in symbolism, is a wine that marries a distinctive mouthfeel with the vinosity of an exceptional blend produced from 65 hectares of pure grand cru vineyards. Deep yellow in color, the cuvee has a nose that opens with floral, fruit aromas such as magnolia or perhaps a hint of crystallized lemon. These notes arise from the Chardonnay influence from the grands crus of Cramant and Avize, typical of the Perrier-Jouet style. Notes of cooked-fruit of the grand cru Pinots Noirs from the northern Montagne de Reims.