To produce Laurent-Perrier's luxury bottle of champagne cuvee, Bernard de Nonancourt decided to concentrate on two of the mainstays of Champagne's know-how: the blending of different crus (wines from separate villages) and from different harvest years.
Grand Siècle is a blend of pinot noir and chardonnay, with the latter being slightly dominant. The grapes are supplied by ten of the most prestigious crus or villages, all of them Grands Crus classified at 100%, such as Ambonnay, Bouzy, Mailly, Avize, Cramant and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Within the vineyards of these crus, only the very best sites are selected and the finest juices are retained from the press. The wine is then aged for at least seven years.
Grand Siècle offers a perfect balance between strength and delicacy.
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