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Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Alexandra Rose 2004

13% abv

For vintage Alexandra Rosé Millésimé, unlike Laurent Perrier Rose NV where the Pinot Noir grapes are macerated on their own, this time grapes from both varietals, pinot noir and chardonnay, macerate together in a uniquely original approach. However, to achieve that perfect fusion, there is one vital condition: both varietals must reach full ripeness at the same time.

Only the very greatest years provide such an opportunity. The choice of the plots and grapes, with meticulous sorting during the harvest, are essential. The decision concerning the right proportions for the two varietals (approximately 80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay) is also vital, because the future wine is already in gestation during this maceration phase, laying the foundations for its ultimate character. The presiding spirit at its conception resides in the experience and intuition of the Laurent-Perrier cellar master.

Next comes the period of ageing, a time for patience, during which the aromas develop, meld, and weave their magic. That process lasts no less than seven years, sometimes more, as for this latest 2004 release, which required eight years’ ageing to achieve complete perfection. As Bernard de Nonancourt used to say: “Nothing should be improvised, especially not wine”. And especially not (we might add) a Grande Cuvée Alexandra Rosé Millésimé…

“Based on synced-fermented 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from company-owned grand cru vineyards, the salmon-pink colored 2004 Alexandra Grande Cuvée Rosé displays a very subtle and fresh bouquet of great elegance and purity. Intense and complex on the palate, this is a very dry, fresh and tension-filled Rosé full of energy and delicacy. Very elegant and still a bit limey, but a great Champagne.” 94 Points
Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate #225 30th June 2016

£900.00  Per Case 6 x 75cl (6 x £150.00)   exclusive of Duty and VAT.

Limited stock, only 1 remaining

Important. This is a bonded product and is priced exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wines must be purchased by the unmixed case. The case size is detailed in the Product Details. After purchase we will contact you to arrange either the wine's continued storage in a bonded warehouse as designated by HM Customs & Excise or for the payment of the pertinent Duty and VAT, where after delivery can be arranged. Transfer & delivery fees will be charged at cost.

Laurent-Perrier was founded in 1812 by Monsieur Laurent. It has been avant-garde in creating unique and elegant Champagne for nearly 200 years making it one of the worlds most esteemed Champagne Houses and also largest family owned brand. Laurent Perrier has more than 100 hectares of their own vineyards and contracted growers of 800 hectares more. Alan Terrier, Laurent Perrier's head enologist is widely praised for his elegant cuvées and the latest release is the La Cuvée with more (55%) Chardonnay.

Famous worldwide for the exceptional Laurent Perrier Rosé, Laurent Perrier also has a very popular following of the low sugar/dosage Laurent Perrier Ultra Brut loved by celebrities, as well as the exquisite multi-vintage Laurent Perrier Grand Siécle.

Reference #:
7828_B
Strength
13 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
Yes

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Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.

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All orders confirmed by us before 12 noon will be eligible for next day delivery. Exact delivery date is dependent on collation of your order and will be confirmed to you in a subsequent email from you order confirmation.

Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specfically requested to do so).

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IV 3 to 11, IV14 to 28, IV 40 & IV 51 to 54, IV 63. KW 1 to 3 & KW 5 to 14. PH 33 to 41