During an incredible visit to Reims, France, I had the opportunity to visit several infamous Champagne Houses, one being Maison Laurent Perrier. For more information on my other Maison visits, take a look at my Best Champagne Houses to Visit in France blog post here.
Maison Laurent Perrier
It’s only fitting that the last Maison I had the chance to visit while in France was Laurent Perrier: a brand I’ve known for years and always dreamed of getting the chance to visit.
The vintage art sells the European daydream that is a visit to Maison Laurent Perrier. One reason I love visiting Champagne houses is its not only educational in terms of wine, but also in terms of history and culture of the local region in this case, Champagne Wine Country.
Touring the tank room (aka stainless steel vessels where the wine ferments) where the Laurent Perrier Champagne Wines are stored before moving into the tank room where they may age before going to bottle.
Here are some gorgeous views as we enter the Laurent Perrier barrel room where these wines age to perfection.
Historic artwork from as early as the brink of the 1800’s which is when Laurent Perrier was founded. The history here is as captivating as the Champagne.
Here, you can see the stunning tasting room in the cellars. It has the most amazing location between the 19th and 20th-century tank rooms (shown below).
The Tank Room
Laurent Perrier Champagne is celebrated for its consistency, bottle after bottle. It’s no wonder they perfectly fine-tune their aging process. The wine begins aging in the tanks shown and finishes in its respective bottle in their cellar.
Cellar Bottle Aging
The cool and dark cellars allow Laurent Perrier Champagne to age to perfection.
The Champagne Tasting
The tasting lineup included five of Laurent Perrier’s bubbles. I’m in heaven!
We begin with the Grand Siècle. Fun fact, this is the only Cuvée de Prestige that is based on the blend and not the vintage. The aging process is key with this one.
Next up, the Millèsime Brut…
I adore the Laurent Perrier Blanc de Blancs. Its blend is primarily Chardonnay and it ages for over ten years before it ends up in a glass. The aromas and complexity of flavor are delicious!
Farewell Maison Laurent Perrier! This was such an incredible tasting and cellar experience. I’m looking forward to my next visit already…
What do you think?