Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut
Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut is Champagne in its most natural form. In 1980, Laurent-Perrier reintroduced the traditional Champagne concept of brut nature, a non-dosage Champagne that requires considerable know-how to the craft. Its style appeals to a growing number of wine lovers who discover with it many new ways of pairing food with Champagne.
With nearly equal parts of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Ultra Brut is made exclusively with grapes from very ripe harvests. Selection is rigorous to ensure that only grapes with both high sugar levels and low acidity are used. This is essential as there is no dosage added
Laurent-perrier ultra brut champagne TASTING NOTES
On the eye: Limpid, bright yellow with a fine bead
On the nose: Intense and forward, with citrus and honeysuckle notes and a unique mineral component, oftentimes likened to a fresh sea breeze
On the palate: Surprising depth and power, with a purity and concentration of flavor all its own. Amazingly well balanced and absolutely bone dry Although originally founded in 1812, the name Champagne Laurent-Perrier was not conceived until 1964. It was Bernard de Nonancourt who initiated Laurent-Perrier’s rise to world fame. One of Champagne’s most important figures in the 20th century, he officially took over in 1948 after a three-year apprenticeship at the Houses of Delamotte and Lanson. In his 62-year tenure, production grew from 80,000 bottles annually to over eight million. Under de Nonancourt, Laurent-Perrier were the first House to use stainless-steel vats and the first House to create both a zero dosage champagne (Ultra Brut) and a multi-vintage prestige cuvée (Grand Siècle). Sadly, de Nonancourt passed away in 2010 and Laurent-Perrier is now managed by his two daughters, Alexandra and Stéphanie alongside Cellar Master Michel Fauconnet and has become one of the region’s largest producers, they are perhaps best known for Cuvée Rosé, the most recognised rosé champagne on the planet.
The pioneering champagne in the Brut Nature category, Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut NV is a wine with no added sugar, or zero dosage. First launched in 1981 by influential owner Bernard de Nonancourt, Ultra Brut is a true illustration of the House’s know-how. Custom-crafted from grapes of high sugar and low acidity from fifteen villages in ripe vintages where nature allows such rare characteristics to develop, it expresses the quintessential character of Champagne and is known as a “Great Wine Without Sugar”.
A very versatile Champagne, Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut matches well with everything from fresh goat cheese to sushi. The classic and unparalleled food pairing is with oysters