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Pierre Peters Cuvee Reserve Blanc De Blancs Grand CruChardonnay from France

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"This 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay non-vintage Champagne has an inherent complexity on the palate thanks to the addition of at least 40% reserve wine to the blend. Our ...

  • 92 Wine Spectator
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“Fragrant, with floral and mineral accents, this vibrant blanc de blancs shows tropical hints of passion fruit and guava layered with salted almond and honey notes. Finely knit, featuring a lasting, delicate finish.”

Product Description:

"This 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay non-vintage Champagne has an inherent complexity on the palate thanks to the addition of at least 40% reserve wine to the blend. Our perpetual reserve of wines, started in 1988, is inspired by the Soléra Method and is enriched with more than 20 different vintage years." -Winery

"...this wine is made by the “perpetual reserve” method, which is similar but not identical to a solera. Thus, the current wine is 50% 2013 and 50% the previous blend, which in turn was 50% ’12 and 50% of the blend before that, including 1988, ‘90 ‘93 and 1995 through 2012.This wine has a fantastic aroma, stunningly complex and floral and like really good cheesecake; the palate is by far the best since the 2008-base, and punches absurdly above its weight.

Rodolphe Péters took over the reins of this venerable estate in the southern Côte des Blancs in 2008, becoming the fourth generation to lead since the estate was founded in 1919, under the name Camille Péters. Today, Rodolphe holds 18 hectares of vineyards, predominantly in the grand cru of Les Mesnil-sur-Oger. Péters owns small holdings in several other grand crus (Oger, Avize and Cramant) but Les Mesnil-sur-Oger is where 45 of the 63 parcels he farms are located." -Terry Theise, Importer

"These are sleek, racy champagnes, expressing a classic character of Côte des Blancs chardonnay. They are marked by their fine acidity and prominent minerality, yet while they are always brisk and chalky, they are rarely austere, with the possible exception of certain vintages of the Cuvée Spéciale. All of the wines go through malolactic, due to their naturally high acidities. “We have a lot of acidity and a lot of minerality in all our wines,” says Rodolphe Péters. “We want to build the structure of our wines around both acidity and minerality, not acidity alone."

Péters vinifies all of his wines in stainless steel tanks, as he believes that this better retains the original purity and character of the fruit. His Champagnes demonstrate the fine acidity and prominent chalkiness typical of the Côte des Blancs, focusing more prominently on refinement and harmony than on overt concentration. While they’re delicious in their youth, they are also excellent candidates for long ageing, developing a wonderful complexity and depth over time." -Peter Liem, Decanter

Product Detail

Item # 3429
Country France
Region Champagne
Sub-Region Champagne
Ratings

92 - Wine Spectator

Vintage N/A
Color White
ABV 12.5%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic and Sparkling
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla