“Champagne is more than a sparkling wine. It is a place and can be a very special place at that.”
We share these sentiments of wine experts Laurent-Perrier, believing that an occasion for champagne should be an occasion to remember and cherish. There are many champagne houses from which to choose however Laurent-Perrier or L-P, as we affectionately call them, tick every box. They are one of the world’s leading champagne brands and continue to produce a unique range of pioneering champagnes from the finest growths.
While Laurent–Perrier is a 200-year-old company, its story is really one of a modern renaissance that dates from 1948 when upon his return from WW2, a former French Resistance fighter named Bernard de Nonacourt took over running the struggling champagne house purchased by his mother Madame Louise Lanson de Nonanacourt in 1939. No slave to tradition, Bernard began challenging closely held conventions to redefine how champagne was produced and consumed. This spirit of independence, of doing things their way, still defines everything they stand for as a House. And it’s the difference you can taste today.
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Their newest champagne, La Cuvée, defies the typical understanding of what constitutes a ‘Champagne occasion’, finding the magic in everyday moments and enjoying La Cuvée to mark them. These moments can be anything from having fish & chips, paired with a bottle of La Cuvée, enjoying a glass after a busy week, or at an impromptu gathering with friends in the garden.
Ultra Brut is a totally natural champagne made without the addition of dosage in the form of the liqueur d’expédition as is the case with other champagne styles. Ultra Brut tends to be made from grapes grown in vintage years with the current cuvée being based on the 2009 vintage, which Michel at L-P describes as ‘round and very fresh’.
In the good old days every bottle of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé was pre-sold on allocation, be you Waitrose or The Dorchester and today, still, it is an indulgent champagne that is enjoyed to celebrate exceptional occasions and romantic moments, with its uniquely distinctive bottle and iconic feminine curvaceous lines.