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Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut NV ChampagneThe house was set up by Eugene Laurent in Tours-Sur-Marne, and after marrying Mathilde-Emilie Perrier, the company name was born. Marie-Louise de Nonancourt, a member of another great Champagne family, Lanson, acquired the house in 1938 after the owners died. In 1948 her son, Bernard, who had spent much of the Second World War fighting in the Resistance, took over the business and began the process of rebuilding it after the war. Launched in the early 1980s by Bernard de Nonancourt, Ultra Brut Laurent-Perrier was inspired by the success of the zero-dosage, with no added sugar. The challenge is to bring fruit ripeness and the Cellar Master is on a constant quest for the absolute, allowing the purity of the grape to express itself in all it's dazzling glory.
Made from 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir, using over a dozen crus rated an average 97%, Ultra Brut is custom-crafted from grapes of high sugar and low acidity from 15 villages in ripe vintages where nature allows such rare characteristics to develop. After a meticulous selection process, only those grapes with the desired characteristics will be allowed into the composition of Ultra Brut.
There is an array of pear and grapefruit flavours with an underlying dash of citrus. Four years of age add hints of biscuity complexity. Lovely freshness for those who love it ultra dry by itself, otherwise let it express itself with food.
Grape Varieties: 55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir
Dosage: 0 g/L
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“Rich, gunpowdery, highly toasty nose. Lemon curd, vanilla and green apple on the distinctly Chardonnay lead nose. Restrained and very dry on the vibrant and linear palate with autolysis coming through beautifully. Stylish, with a fine mousse and wonderful fruit purity. I like to give it a year or two to boost the toastiness.”
“Austere and withdrawn on the palate, with a fair dose of bitterness revealed by the lack of sweetness. A brutally honest rendition of the style. (RH)”
“Pale yellow. Racy mineral- and ginger-inflected citrus and orchard fruits on the nose, with a subtle floral nuance adding complexity. On the palate, dry, incisive lime and green apple flavors show an intense, stony character and a touch of smokiness. Becomes fleshier with air and finishes spicy and long, with building citrus fruit character and very good focus.”
“Ultra Brut, the original no-dosage Champagne, is the name and that’s just how this bone-dry wine tastes. It’s totally crisp, fruity, structured and fresh. Acidity from tight citrus combines with apples and pears to produce a wine that offers both fruitiness and dryness. Like many super-dry Champagnes, it will benefit from some bottle aging, so drink at least six months after purchase.”
International Wine Cellar,
“Light yellow. Tightly focused lemon/lime and quince aromas give way to deeper melon and nectarine with air. Shows impressive clarity and lift on the palate, offering bitter citrus pith and pear skin flavors and a hint of anise. Lingers with impressive tenacity, leaving notes of smoky minerals and sweet butter behind.”
The Busy Wine Lover's Guide to Laurent-Perrier wine-searcher.com, 22nd May 2014
In 1812 André-Michel Pierlot, a former cooper and bottler from Aÿ, settled in Tours-sur-Marne setting up as a champagne négociant (merchant). His son Alphonse Pierlot, who succeeded him, established the champagne house: Le Roy Fils & Pierlot. On his death in 1881 and having no heir he left the house to his cellar master, Eugène Laurent and his wife Mathilde Emilie Perrier. The house became known as "Eugène Laurent & Co".
Eugène Laurent ensured that his business had the essential basis for producing great champagnes by buying several existing houses in Tours-sur-Marne to build up his own estate. In parallel, he acquired a number of plots located in the very best terroirs of Tours-Sur-Marne, Ambonnay, Bouzy and Dizy He also excavated 800 metres of cellars and installed a tasting laboratory, only to meet a premature, accidental death in 1887. His widow Mathilde decided to take on the running of the company herself and renames the house as "Veuve Laurent-Perrier & Co" linking her name with that of her late husband.
Mathilde died in 1925 and her daughter Eugenie inherited the company facing a huge challenge but wanting to keep up the business her mother had worked so hard for. Eventually however, in 1939, with only 12,000 bottles in the cellars, she sells to Madame Louise Lanson De Nonancourt, the sister of champagne producers Victor and Henry Lanson and her youngest son Bernard De Nonancourt came to inherit the house.
When in 1945 Bernard de Nonancourt returns from the war he begins his apprenticeship learning all he needs to know about how to make champagne in the houses of Delamotte and Lanson, and so by 1949 he was finally ready to take over ownership of Laurent-Perrier, which at that time was still called "Veuve Laurent-Perrier". It was changed in 1964 to "Champagne Laurent-Perrier".
From the start Bernard de Nonancourt's ambition was to make great quality champagne and establish the House as one of the main players in the world of Champagne. In his 60 years at the helm, Bernard created the modern day Laurent-Perrier style: essentially light, fresh elegant champagnes. He transformed it into a leading independent champagne brand with a global reputation with success founded on a healthy respect for the natural world and for people. His philosophy was 'with quality people and quality products you cannot fail'.
Sadly he died in 2010, aged 90 and is succeeded by his two daughters, Stéphanie and Alexandra ensuring Laurent-Perrier remains a family owned champagne house.
Prior to 1968, making non-vintage rosé champagne was virtually unthinkable. It was in the midst of a cultural revolution that the visionary Bernard de Nonancourt gave it its credentials. This daring wine combines real structure with freshness and a soft, vinous character. In its elegant bottle inspired by the times of French King Henri IV, Cuvée Rosé Laurent-Perrier soon made a name for itself worldwide. Made using nearly a dozen crus, most of them grands cru, mainly from the South and North parts of the Montagne de Reims - including the celebrated Côte de Bouzy - with a preference for crus from Ambonnay, Bouzy, Louvois, the south part of Tours-sur-Marne, Verzenay, Verzy and the north part of Mailly.
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» Also goes wonderfully with foie gras canapés topped with red currants, or slivers of finest pata negra ham
» Works perfectly with soft cheeses & berry fruit salads. The more daring marry it with Asian cuisine
» Cuvée N° 571J To mark the Bicentenary & tribute to Bernard de Nonancourt, the creator of Grand Siècle