Riveting Côte des Blancs -
Lowest Price Lilbert Blanc de Blancs Perle NV

Posted by Joe Salamone

"The only problem with these wines is finding them, as the tiny production is eagerly snapped up upon release by a near-cult following" -Peter Liem

Production of Lilbert's Perle is somewhere around 165 cases per release - a mere drop in Champagne terms.

Currently, you'll find only three other listings in the entire U.S.

A few years ago, we came across a couple cases of Perle and based on reputation took a flyer on it. It quickly became an obsession of ours.

Lilbert's Perle is sourced from old vines from their Grand Cru vineyards (Cramant, Chouilly and Oiry) and bottled with lower pressure. The old vines reveal themselves in the wine's mineral depth and intensity.

With that said, Perle is one of the least "showy" Champagnes that I know. For all its gripping minerality and serious vinosity, this is a Champagne that thrives on understatement and finesse. Its quiet voice, its delicacy that belies its persistence, complexity and overall breeding is a big part of what makes Perle so compelling.

Lilbert's Perle delivers the energy and the precisely detailed chalky minerality that makes Côte des Blancs some of the most captivating Chardonnays around. Lilbert's Perle excels in terms of harmony, complexity and elegance.

The value here, not to mention the food friendliness and sheer quality and fascination, shouldn't be missed. This is only going out to people who've supported our Champagne program. Still, quantities are very limited and allocations are likely.

To order, please email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits