Laurent Perrier La Cuvée

Britain’s sparkling wine market is still worth £1.5bn and 140m bottles of bubbly are sold here each year. Most of the market is made up of prosecco, which has surged in popularity as a champagne alternative over the last few years. We are by quite some way the greatest consumers of champagne outside France, drinking 3 million more bottles then 2nd place USA and twice as many as third place Japan. We love the stuff

Tasting notes: Pale golden colour. Perfectly well balanced. Medium length finish. Complex notes of apple, citrus, white flowers and stone fruit. Has had 4 years cellar ageing. Delicate mousse, very fine bubbles. The blend is dominated by Chardonnay.

Region of Origin – Champagne.
Wine Colour – White
Price – £40
Where do I get it from? Widely Available
Current Vintage – NV
Producer – Laurent Perrier
Grape – 50% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier
Country – France

Verdict – Good champagne.

Food Pairing: Worked brilliantly without food. Could work with delicate canapes or seafood. We had this with lobster rolls and it went brilliantly.

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