Perrier-Jouet Fleur de Champagne 2002
Vintage from Champagne, France
Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The aspect - clear, crystalline and translucent; the fresh-fruit and white flower notes offset by a hint of citrus and a vanilla finish on the nose; a wine at once rounded and delicate where depth and acidity combine and contrast with each other.
"With it's distinctive flower bottle, this is an
immediately recognizable Champagne, both in its
looks and its distinctive Perrier-Jouët elegance.
Lively while fruits play with acidity and a tangy
back-bone of apple skins."
"Loads of gingerbread, honey and grapefruit flavors course
through this vibrant Champagne, which is medium-bodied and
balanced, lingering nicely on the nutty finish. Should develop
quickly. Drink now through 2024."
"Light gold. Fresh citrus and pear aromas are complemented by notes of brioche, honey and minerals. Fruit-driven, silky and refreshing, with an undertone of minerals adding lift to the sappy pear and nectarine flavors. Finishes on a brisk note of lemon curd, with very good, gently toasty persistence. I like this wine's balance and sneaky depth."
International Wine Cellar
"A relatively gentle 2002, this begins in a tight place, yielding little more than ginger scents. With air, fresh nut flavors emerge, hinting at Marcona almonds, macadamia and something sweeter, like marzipan. Probably at its best in a year or two, to serve with a whole roasted fish."
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Perrier-Jouët was founded in 1811 in Epernay by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perrier and his wife, Adele Jouët. One of the most prestigious houses in Champagne, the firm was shipping wine to Great Britain by 1813 and to the United States by 1837. Perrier-Jouët owns 266 acres of vineyards in Champagne, with an average rating of 95%, and is known worldwide for its consistency of style.By the...
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Champagne is both a region and a method. The wines come from the northernmost vineyards in France and the name conjures an image like no other can. An 18th Century Benedictine monk named Dom Perignon is said to be the first to blend both varietals and vintages, making good wines not only great, but also special and unique to their winemaker. Today, nearly 75% of Champagne...
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Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wines
Vintage Champagne is made in particularly good years with optimum weather and the best grape selection.
Some houses, like Dom Perignon, only make vintage Champagne,
so they do not produce a wine every year and have no
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