An 18-carat alloy
"Between the high potential wines, the barrel ageing, and the final signature, several blending trials are often required to find the shimmering golden elixir that is Perle d'Or.” Frédéric Brand, oenologist
The iconic Perle d’Or is only made when there is an excellent vintage. Produced in small quantities, time is nevertheless required to reflect on the composition of this exquisite wine.
The grapes’ character is forged by the nobility of the Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune terroirs, and the sunnier ones in the Couchois.
The juice comes mainly from two noble grapes, the serious Pinot Noir and the supple Chardonnay, some of which is aged in barrels, usually for nine months. Like a gestation period, that prepares it for its emergence into the world and develops its aromatic palette.
Only the incomparable freshness of the first pressing is of sufficient quality.
Its long maturation in racks, for more than three years, enables it to join the ranks of the Grands Eminents classification. This is then highlighted by a low dosage.
"Perle d'Or seemed like an obvious choice”
A bottle like this is suitable for a celebration, or a special occasion, and deserves a beautiful, carefully concocted dish.
Burgundy pairings: frogs’ legs with cream, eggs poached in Perle d'Or, pike-perch fillets, chicken with Epoisses sauce, sweet fantaisie fritters, tart red fruit, vanilla cream. Or from Alsace... Of Alsace origin, our oenologist suggests the generous Baeckeofe.
Elegant, balanced, subtle
2017 was an early vintage. We had to deal with the elements: spring frost, summer hail, and then a drought at the end of the season.
More than ever in this vintage, slow, delicate pressing was necessary to extract the best from the grapes. This allowed us to have sweet juices with a nice balance of freshness. A tenth of the cuvée was aged in oak barrels for six months to give the raw material a patina. Finally, its light dosage (6 g) preserves the aromatic expression and texture.
Light yellow colour, good persistent bubbles, generous bead.
Beautiful aromatic expression, with scents of honey and vine peaches.
Notes of vanilla and toast contribute to the bouquet’s complexity.
The attack is direct and powerful, with rather minerally and oaky notes mingling harmoniously.
This harmony is then emphasized in the rich finish.