Perrier Jouet Blason Rose NV
Blason Rosé is the only wine in the original Blason de France range to survive, thanks to consumer demand. While this is the only other Perrier-Jouët rosé than Belle Epoque Rosé Vintage, it’s closer in style to Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut. Where Belle Epoque Rosé has a delicate elegance, Blason Rosé is a more full-bodied and textured wine.
Blend composition: 25% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier
Dosage: 10 grams per litre
12 to 15% reserve wine content (from the 2-3 previous years)
Ageing: at least 3 years on the lees
This is a cuvée with a full-bodied, vinous structure. The wine should have enough substance and depth to accompany food, and yet still display freshness. Hervé Deschamps, the Chef de Cave achieves this difficult balance without using the powerful Pinots of the southern Montage de Reims, such as those from Bouzy. Instead, he favours the red wines of Aÿ and
Vincelles (12-15% of the cuvée). He employs the same approach to making Blason Rosé as he takes with the company’s other wines. The blend is put together in one fell swoop, without recourse to trial blending. He works on the individual crus in separate vats, tasting them continually while he selects the thirty or so crus that will make up Blason Rosé.