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Champagne Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut

Champagne Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut

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Unveiling Purity: A Dive into Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut Champagne

A Toast to Brut Nature: The Pioneering Spirit of Laurent-Perrier

At The General Wine, we take pride in curating a selection that caters to discerning palates. Today, we delve into the world of Brut Nature Champagne with a detailed exploration of Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut. This iconic cuvée, a pioneer in the zero dosage category, embodies the essence of pure, unadulterated Champagne.

A Legacy of Innovation: Laurent-Perrier's Vision

Launched in 1981 under the leadership of the visionary Bernard de Nonancourt, Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut marked a turning point in Champagne history.  This revolutionary cuvée challenged the traditional practice of adding dosage (sugar) after secondary fermentation. Instead, Ultra Brut celebrates the inherent character of the grapes, showcasing the pinnacle of Laurent-Perrier's expertise.

Crafting Purity: The Art of Brut Nature

Crafting a successful Brut Nature Champagne requires meticulous selection and exceptional vineyard quality. Laurent-Perrier achieves this by meticulously sourcing grapes from 15 premier crus (villages) in Champagne. The grapes themselves boast high natural sugars and low acidity, a crucial factor for a balanced Brut Nature expression.

Unveiling the Sensory Experience: A Symphony of Flavours

Appearance: Upon pouring, Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut stuns with its pale, crystal-clear colour. The lively, persistent mousse creates a beautiful spectacle in the glass.

Aroma: The first breath reveals a captivating bouquet.  Zesty citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon mingle with delicate hints of white orchard fruits like pear and apple.  A touch of white blossom and honeysuckle adds a touch of elegance, creating a complex and inviting aroma.

Palate: The first sip of Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut is a revelation. The absence of dosage allows the natural fruit character and acidity to shine through.  A burst of citrus and white fruit flavours dances on the palate, balanced by a refreshing minerality. The texture is clean and linear, with a lingering, dry finish that leaves you wanting more.

Food Pairings: A Match Made in Champagne Heaven

The versatility of Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut makes it a fantastic food pairing option.  Here are some suggestions to elevate your dining experience:

  • Seafood: The Champagne's clean profile perfectly complements the delicate flavours of fresh seafood.  Pair it with oysters, seared scallops, or lobster for a truly luxurious experience.
  • Sashimi and Sushi: The bright acidity and citrus notes of Ultra Brut cut through the richness of fatty fish like tuna and salmon, creating a harmonious balance.
  • Canapés:  For an elegant canapé selection, try smoked salmon blinis, goat cheese crostini with fig jam, or delicate vegetable tempura.  Ultra Brut will cleanse the palate between bites, allowing each flavour to shine.
  • Salads: Salads with bold flavours like goat cheese, walnuts, and pears find a perfect partner in Ultra Brut. The Champagne's acidity cuts through the richness of the cheese and complements the sweetness of the fruit.

The General Wine: Your Trusted Source for Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut

At The General Wine, we are passionate about bringing you exceptional Champagnes like Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut. This Brut Nature cuvée is a testament to the House's dedication to quality and innovation.  Enjoy the pure expression of Champagne in every sip.

 

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