We tasted: Laurent-Perrier (La Cuvée Brut)

tasting on Champagne LoungeBar terrace
tasting on Champagne LoungeBar terrace

Founded in 1812, in Tours-sur-Marne, a small village between Epernay y Châlons-en-Champagne, by a former cooper and bottler, Alphonse Pierlot, la maison Laurent-Perrier is the main  company of the Laurent-Perrier Group, whose other flagship brands include the houses of SalonDe Castellane and Delamotte. Laurent-Perrier house is now the 5th major champagne producer in the world.

Initially, Alphonse Pierlot purchased two parcels of land named “Plaisances” and “La Tour Glorieux” in Tours-sur-Marne, then he left his company to his cellar master, Eugène Laurent, who ran it with his wife, Mathilde Emilie Perrier. This is when the name Laurent-Perrier emerged (even if the name changed when Eugène died to “Veuve” Laurent-Perrier). The history of this famous champagne house is just amazing and will be the subject to a future post. Now let’s focus on “La Cuvée” Brut, the NV essence of Laurent-Perrier house, a blend of more than 100 crus. Its crisp freshness arise immediately after opening the bottle, followed by notes of tropical fruits, pineapple and white flowers. Dry on the palate with fine bubbles, this cuvée is slightly creamy with hints of boulangerie, green apple and citrus zest. The aftertaste is long and accompanied by high minerality. An amazing champagne to enjoy on a summer afternoon!

Type of champagneBrut
VintageNon Vintage
Grapes50% Chardonnay 30% Pinot Noir 20% Meunier
MaisonLaurent-Perrier
Village/terroir100+ crus
Degorgement2017
Agedsur lies 4 years
Dosage9g/L
Sizebottle (75cl)
Number of bottles
Price range (euro)32-40
Chef de CavesMichel Fauconnet
Other considerentsbase vintage 2012, 50% reserve wine
tasting on Champagne LoungeBar terrace

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