Champagne house Perrier-Jouët has unveiled two limited-edition Champagnes, housed in specially designed bottles for the holiday season.
The limited edition 2007 Vintage Belle Époque Cuvée bottle is adorned with a design of a Japanese garden full of iridescent petals, butterflies, and dragons. The label is located on the back of the bottle, leaving the front to showcase the full design from the mischer traxler design duo of Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler.
Inside is the fruity vintage Champagne with aromas of magnolia, honeysuckle, and citrus — with notes of ripe peaches and pears.
The Cuvée Grand Brut also has a new look. A special slide top box has been designed to house the Champagne. Dressed in a matte white lacquer, the box is adorned with a butterfly.
Perrier Jouet hosted a tasting of the two limited edition Champagnes at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Grand Brut was served with a Peruvian ceviche of marinated halibut, corn, and sweet potatoes.
The 2007 Vintage Belle Époque Cuvée was served with sea bream with artichoke purée, cauliflower, and brioche croutons aside a chicken Milanese with a mozzarella pana cotta and heirloom tomatoes. A raspberry meringue tart was paired with Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Rosé for dessert.
The 2007 Limited Edition Belle Époque is currently available for sale at www.reservebar.com for $225 per bottle.