Joseph Perrier La Cote a Bras Blanc de Noirs 2013

$220.00 inc. GST

95/100 – James Suckling
93/100 – Decanter
93/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2010 vintage)

“Flint and crushed stone with white pepper, sliced pear and candied lemon. Full-bodied with density and a layered mouth-feel. Tight finish. Powerful and very long with excellent structure. From a 0.8ha single parcel of pinot noir in Cumieres, planted in 1982. Better after 2024, but already impressive.” – James Suckling

Tasting Note: This vintage draws its essence from the conjuncture of exceptional meteorological events. The year was cool and rainy, giving our historical plot “La Côte à Bras” beautiful and juicy grapes. An old gold aspect. A bouquet of fragrant dried flowers first of all, followed by the fruity aromas of peaches and ripe fruit jams. Aeration reveals gourmet hints of pomegranate and stewed strawberries. The flavour is more discrete, yet chiselled and forthright. The orange zest and grapefruit create a good body, adequate bitterness and a slightly salty finish. Ideal for aperitifs, the cuvée’s great character also pairs perfectly with seafood dishes such as scampi and green mango ceviche.

Winemaking Notes: 100% Pinot Noir, 0g/L dosage. From a historic planting in the Cumières 1er Cru classified village, vines dating to 1982 on calcium-rich soils. Brut Nature.

Alcohol: 12.0%

Variety: Champagne

Region: Champagne, France

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