The 17 Best Champagnes For Mimosas

Champagne Laurent-Perrier is one of the oldest companies in the region, opening its doors as Champagne Laurent in 1812. Another widow, Mathilde Émile Perrier, took over management in 1887 on the death of her young husband, Eugène Lawrence. Naming her business Veuve Laurent-Perrier, Mathilde brought the little house to life. Marie-Louise Nonancourt, from the mythical Lanson Champagne family, acquired the Champagne house and the vines on the death of Mathilde. His son took the operation to the world stage after World War II (via Millesima).

The winery produces a fine range of non-vintage and vintage champagnes, including the vigorous and lively vintage Alexandra rosé, a predominantly pinot noir wine with heady aromas, ripe flavors and vigorous foam. Laurent-Perrier’s famous grande cuvée, Grand Siècle, is a magnificent non-vintage wine made from the reserve juice of great vintages par excellence over three vintages. Master blenders carefully craft the perfect blend before allowing the wine to sit on its lees for seven or more years (Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wines pp. 130-131).

According to Robert Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide 7 (p. 465), Laurent-Perrier’s non-vintage wines might lack the character that makes its vintage rosé, brut, and tête de cuvée Grand Siècle champagnes incredible, but that makes it an excellent choice. for mixing with orange juice for mimosas. However, the Alexandra rosé exudes ripe raspberries, strawberries, pink rose petals, gardenia, spice and toasted hazelnuts, adding depth and flavor to the classic mimosa.

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