Champagne Laurent-Perrier revives the tradition of its grande cuvée to highlight the pouring of champagne with the Aiguière Grand Siècle (Grand Siècle cradle). With this refined object, hand-made by master-pewtersmiths at the Orfèvrerie d’Anjou, in the Loire Valley, Laurent-Perrier pays homage to luxury craftsmanship.
The majestic bottle of Grand Siècle, inspired by creations of 17th century French glassmakers, is dressed in a pewter cradle, The line of its shoulders and elegance of its swan neck both feature the Art de recevoir à la Française (the Art of Hosting): a formal refinement which magnifies the pouring of this unique champagne.
To the beauty of this singular piece of pewtersmith's, created especially for Laurent-Perrier, is added the oenological constraints linked to the service of the best wines – and the best champagnes. Indeed, the ideal serving temperature of Grand Siècle – around 10°C – is held thanks to a removable cooling cartridge placed at the bottom of the cradle (also made of pewter and to be placed in the freezer one hour before tasting) which perfectly fits the shape of the bottle and of the cradle. Because pewter, fourth most precious metal in the world, keeps the cold, the Aiguière Grand Siècle thus maintains the bottle cool onto the table.
The finesse and elegance of Grand Siècle, a unique blend of three complementary vintage years and of 12 prestigious grands crus, are thus highlighted. Its subtle notes are revealed, untouched. Its fine effervescence slowly releases delicate aromas and unveils a balanced structure. Its refined texture is also associated to notes of white flowers. This subtlety and slender figure are echoed by the remarkable length of its flavours, showing a unique and perfectly balanced combination of depth and finesse. Aromas and textures are intertwined, in total harmony.
Champagne Laurent Perrier
32, avenue Champagne
51150 Tours Sur Marne
Tel: +33 (0)3 26 58 91 22