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.”
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 Rares are aged for a minimum of 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.
2018 saw a very healthy, bumper harvest. Multiple blending options made it possible to achieve precisely the right balance, enabling this superb wine to express its full potential. Liveliness, a long finish and lots of fruit are certainly not lacking in this wine!
Pale yellow with golden highlights. Airy mousse. On the nose, floral aromas such as lime blossom and honeysuckle are the dominant theme. The attack exhibits a hint of almond – a really delightful touch in this fine vintage cuvée.
Lively mouthfeel. A powerful and vinous wine from which fruity yellow peach and apricot notes gradually emerge.