NV Laurent-Perrier 'Robe Edition' Cuvee Brut Rose, Champagne, France by DFV Fine
- Producer - Laurent-PerrierRegion/Appellation - Champagne Rose Country Hierarchy Champagne, FranceGrape/Blend - Champagne BlendFood Suggestion - Meaty and Oily FishWine Style - Sparkling - Berries and Cream
Laurent-Perrier is one of Champagne's most famous houses, founded in 1812 in the village of Tours-sur-Marne. Its Chardonnay-dominant house style is known for its finesse and elegance.
Like Veuve Clicquot, Laurent Perrier's success is due to a widow, in this case Mathilde Emilie Perrier. After the vineyards were established, the original owner gave control of the company to his cellarmaster Eugene Laurent and his wife Perrier. After his death in 1887, Perrier took over the house, naming it for herself and her late husband. Under her leadership, Laurent-Perrier became one of Champagne's most successful companies in the years leading up to World War I.
Laurent-Perrier was sold in 1939 to the de Nonancourt family. Bernard de Nonancourt, a war hero who was a part of the unit that unearthed Hitler's wine cellar following World War II, took control of the house in 1948. He held the reigns until his death in 2010, and is widely credited with creating the modern image of Laurent-Perrier.
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