Laurent Perrier Rose Tiger Cage
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Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rose “Tiger Cage”
Laurent-Perrier Cuve Ros was first released in 1968. Its iconic bottle shape was inspired by the bottles used in Champagne centuries ago. Thanks to its consistently high quality and memorable bottle, Cuve Ros has become the most recognized ros Champagne worldwide and is the benchmark of its category.
Cuve Ros is made in a winery dedicated solely to its production. Grapes from carefully selected plots arrive at the winery and are meticulously sorted and destemmed before going into vats. Our proprietary maceration process is used which allows for skin contact typically for 48 to 72 hours. During that time, the wine obtains its color and develops the full aromatic richness of Pinot Noir. After the base wines are blended and bottled, Cuve Ros ages in the cellars for at least five years (six years for magnums). At disgorging, it receives a light dosage of 9 grams of sugar per liter, classifying it as a Brut Champagne. Laurent-Perrier Cuve Ros is made of 100% Pinot Noir from 10 different crus situated mainly in Montagne de Reims, including the grand crus of Ambonnay, Bouzy, Louvois and Tours-sur-Marne. It received a 93pt rating from the Wine Spectator.
James Suckling 92
Shows a linear line of crisp acidity and vivid fruit of dried strawberries and orange peel. Full-bodied, tight and focused with a bright finish. Fruity yet vivid. Commanding. Drink now.
Wine Advocate 92
The latest iteration of Laurent-Perrier’s NV Brut Cuve Ros is showing brilliantly, bursting from the glass with notes of smoky red berry fruit, apples, blood orange, pomegranate and warm biscuits. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, broad and vinous, with a delicate mousse, good depth at the core and ripe acids, concluding with a sapid, gently phenolic finish. This is a sophisticated, gastronomic ros that would work well at table.
Decanter: 92 Points
Laurent Perrier first released this ros in 1968, well before it became fashionable to have a pink-hued Champagne in the portfolio. 100 Pinot Noir is sourced from both the north and south sectors of the Montagne de Reims sub-region, and famously draws its colour from skin contact rather than the more usual addition of red wine. It has striking freshness on the nose, bags of pure, zippy strawberry and raspberry fruit flavours, and satisfying vivacity. It’s beautifully balanced with a long finish, and calls for a carpaccio of raw salmon.
Wine Spectator 92
The fine knit and balance of this elegant ros sparkler recommends it as an aperitif, but the firm frame of acidity, the subtle richness of the smoky underpinning, and the flavors of baked strawberry, pastry cream and candied orange peel recommend it to food as well. Try this with Peking duck. Drink now through 2022.