Pernod Ricard has launched the 2005 vintage of its Champagne Perrier-Jouët cuvée, Belle Epoque Rosé. The expression is packaged in a limited run of bottles designed by Brazilian visual artist Vik Muniz. The design of the bottle has been described as Muniz’s fairy-tale encounter of a dazzling golden hummingbird with the iconic Perrier-Jouët anemone. “When the bright-gold burst Brazilian bird hovered momentarily over a bed of flowers in his ceaseless quest for nectar, he spied the latter’s pristine white petals, marvelled at her delicate beauty the latter’s white petals turning gently pink in pleasure at such gallant scrutiny.”
The iteration comprises mainly Chardonnay, with its pink colour generated by the presence of Pinot Noir.
Only 200 bottles of the limited edition have been released which will be available exclusively in the UK at Searcy’s Club at The Gherkin, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges for £248 ($400).