Champagne Laurent-Perrier celebrates the release of Alexandra Grande Cuvée Rosé 2004

Named after a cherished family member to mark a special occasion, LaurentPerrier’s Alexandra Grande Cuvée Rosé is a rare luxury cuvée rosé which expresses the very highest standards of the House. The Alexandra Grande Cuvée Rosé 2004 is only the seventh release of this prestige cuvée and is now available in Australia for the first time.

Bernard de Nonancourt, the man whose courage, convictions and energy transformed a small champagne house purchased by his mother in 1939 into a global brand, took the opportunity of his elder daughter’s marriage in 1987 to create this prestigious vintage rosé Champagne.

Alexandra Grande Cuvée Rosé was a significant addition to the oenological collection of the House, which also produces the benchmark non vintage rosé Champagne. To showcase the Champagne at its best, the Grande Cuvée Rosé was presented in an original bottle, inspired by hand-blown bottles made in the time of King Henri IV.

Aged for 8 years, Alexandra Grande Cuvée Rosé 2004 shows delicate salmon pink tones and fine beading. The complex aroma contains hints of wild strawberries and redcurrant jam, followed by notes of candied citrus. With elegant finesse, the soft dry texture leads into a long finish indicative of berry fruit.

With a blend of approximately 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, the selection of plots and vineyard sites for the perfectly ripe grapes was extremely stringent. Some of the most prestigious Champagne Villages, or crus, such as Ambonnay, Bouzy, and Verzenay for Pinot Noir, and Avize, Cramant and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger for Chardonnay were selected.

Served between 10 and 12 degrees, this beautiful Champagne should be reserved for only the finest, most delicate of dishes, such as saffron scallops, a delicately spiced Breton lobster, or a fillet of duckling with blueberries.

Bernard de Nonancourt dedicated his life to Laurent-Perrier. Up until his death in October 2010, he made his vibrant stamp on the House. Today his legacy continues with renewed energy and creativity, overseen by his two daughters, Alexandra Pereyre de Nonancourt and Stéphanie Meneux de Nonancourt.

Laurent-Perrier Alexandra Grande Cuvée Rosé 2004 is available from Vaucluse Cellars – 02 9337 1765 and Best Cellars Darlinghurst – 02 9361 3733

RRP = $399

Available by the bottle at Sepia Restaurant, Sydney