Laurent Perrier Alexandra Rose
A Never Ending Passion
It is named after a woman: Alexandra. In 1982, Bernard de Nonancourt created an outstanding cuvée of vintage rosé champagne – the perfect expression of his driving passion, and the fruit of his great experience.
Exceptionally, the new cuvée epitomised every aspect of the champagne maker’s art: Laurent-Perrier’s unique know-how, careful tending of the vineyards, ceaseless dedication, the best of the natural world, and the best crus in Champagne at the peak of perfect ripeness. Conditions such as these come together only in the greatest years.
In 1987, after five years of unhurried ageing in the chalk cellars of Tourssur-Marne, the wine had reached perfection. That same year, Alexandra, Bernard de Nonancourt’s elder daughter, was to marry. The cuvée could only be named for one of the two daughters, and the upcoming family event dictated the choice: Alexandra.
To this day, Bernard de Nonancourt’s original vision continues to stimulate the excellence deployed by the entire House during the creation of this great cuvée. It stands as the symbol of an infinite passion for wine, and the signature of a style and a spirit unrivalled in Champagne.
พันธุ์องุ่นผสม (Grape Blended)
The sensory experience
A tasting of Alexandra Rosé Millésimé is one of those all-too-rare moments – a unique sensory experience.
A first look reveals a very different world from those usually found in rosé champagnes. A delicate ring of bubbles circles the inside of the glass, enlivened by a fine, persistent stream of bubbles. The colour register is anything but the usual shade of redcurrant or raspberry. Instead, what you see illuminating the lead-crystal glass is a diaphanous amber-pink. More than a colour, Alexandra Rosé Millésimé radiates a special light – the light of a winter sunset on the rolling Champagne countryside, when the sky blazes orange in the last rays of the setting sun.
The nose of deliciously satisfying aromas of candied citrus is amplified on the palate. Next, a strong sensation of minerality structures the palate and the wine releases its tensions to deliver a succession of taste sensations. The range is wide, moving from the smoothly spicy to hints of metal, acid drop, and dried rose petals. But despite the obvious complexity, the senses never lose their way in this uniquely pleasurable experience. Alexandra Rosé Millésimé surrenders up its singular personality, which is simultaneously masculine in its intensity and its powerful structure, and feminine in the infinite delicacy of its colour and taste sensations. The experience is unforgettable.