Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle in Gift Box
When it came to his prestige cuvee, Bernard de Nonancourt decided to highlight two of Champagne's traditional realms of proficiency: the blending of different crus and different vintages. Grand Siecle is the epitome of Champagne cuvees, as it blends complementary wines from Laurent-Perrier's very best growths and most successful vintage years.
Grand Siecle is made with a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blend, with the latter being slightly dominant. Twelve of the most prestigious villages supply these grapes; all of them classified at 100% Grands Crus such as Ambonnay, Verzenay, Mailly, Avize, Cramant, Chouilly and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Within the vineyards of these villages, only the very best plots are selected, as are the finest musts from the pressings.
On the eye: A truly lustrous gold with a most delicate bead
On the nose: Honeyed, nutty aromas with hints of almonds and freshly baked brioche. Very forward, yet continues to open for quite some time in the glass
On the palate: Round and rich, with an amazing dichotomy of complex elegance and power
Versatile in its complexity, the intensity of Grand Siècle makes it a wonderful match with any dish containing truffles or mushrooms. Firm and well-matured cheeses such as Cantal and Beaufort also offer opulent pairing opportunities.