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 f rom Alsace... Of Alsace origin, our oenologist suggests the generous Baeckeofe.
"Wrinkled but handsome." Frédéric Brand, oenologist
This wine patiently asserted its style before releasing its full brilliance: eight years on racks have resulted in a beautifully sculpted crémant! After such preferential treatment, it has emerged mature, refined and exalted! Despite its age, this wine is still fresh, with the vigour and vitality of youth shining through.
This rich, complex but all too rare vintage has produced a great, harmonious wine with a deliberately seductive personality.