Never the same, nor altogether different...
"Perle Rare ranges in amplitude in terms of flavour, structure and balance. Its richness comes from the ageing process which enhances it and gives it strength.” Frédéric Brand, oenologist
The four pillars of a sophisticated style
The alliance of four Burgundy grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Aligoté and Gamay.
The rare cuvée is made exclusively with the vintage’s best wines.
Each year the divine proportion of half white and half red is adjusted in the quest for balance.
The terroirs of Burgundy (Côte d'Or, Châtillonnais, Couchois, Mâconnais and Beaujolais) complement each other.
Finally, time seals this complex blend. We choose our wines when they are young, still closed, and can stand the test of time! Over two years, they will gradually open up with notes of toast and a hint of minerality.
All our Perle Rare are aged for two years and thus classified as "Eminent".
As an aperitif, soft textures go well: olive cake, flaked salmon, cheese on cocktail sticks, rillettes.
Its density allows it to be matched with flavours that require acidity, such as oysters with vinegar and shallots.
It is also an excellent accompaniment for dishes with a sauce, complementing them with its liveliness, or for the melt-in-the-mouth texture of lightly seared tuna. Or even delicate fish such as grilled sea bass. And why not also with poultry or creamy cheeses, such as Cîteaux, or Chaource.
This wine is like a movie!
Earliness and sweetness play the main roles in this sunny vintage.
Chardonnay, the dominant white grape, and then Aligoté in the background, express their fresh, mineral character in the Côte d'Or and Beaujolais.
A portrayal of bubbles in black and white: the power is in the Pinot, which makes up a third of the blend. A tracking shot for the long finish leaves a lemony impression, transporting you through the elegant vineyards of the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits. Nez de Cyrano. Zoom in on the spring, with its notes of white flowers, honeysuckle, and acacia accompanied by the buzzing of bees! A close-up of flint.
One sip and the scene changes: an image of fresh fruit, with golden delicious apples as guest star, and a walk-on part for toast. Superb depth of field. Power explodes on the screen against a backdrop of snow. Marilyn bathes in sparkling wine.
A beautifully crafted scene in natural light, with perfect editing, the end lingering poignantly, in short, magnificent.