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Perrier Jouët

Perrier Jouët

Address:
28 Avenue De Champagne
City:
Epernay (ZIP Code 51200)
Location:
Champagne, Grand Est
Country:
France
Phone:
+33 1 47 48 80 71
Web:
http://www.perrier-jouet.com

Perrier-Jouët is a benchmark in the world of champagne. The maison is located in the commune of Épernay, in the department of Marne, and owns about 266 acres of vineyards in the Champagne region. Since its foundation in 1811, Perrier-Jouët has dedicated itself to small-scale production and, in more than two centuries of history, has relied on the collaboration of only 7 Maître de Chai, who have been able to preserve the secrets of a unique style. Today, it is part of the Pernod Ricard group.

History of Perrier-Jouët

Perrier-Jouët's story begins with a wedding. In 1810, a young cork stopper supplier from Épernay, Pierre Nicolas Perrier, married Rose Adélaide Jouët, daughter of a calvados producer. The Perrier family already owned several vineyards in Dizy, Chouilly and Aӱ (in the Marne Valley). After only a year, the couple started producing champagne under the name Perrier-Jouët: Adélaide took care of the vineyards and winemaking, while Pierre Nicolas focused on sales and marketing. In 1815, exports of champagne to Great Britain and, in 1837, to the United States began.

Tradition and the production process have been handed down from generation to generation with extreme attention to craftsmanship. In 1993, Hervé Deschamps became Perrier-Jouët's seventh cellar master after spending ten years alongside his predecessor.

Terroir

The Perrier-Jouët family has owned old vineyards in Champagne since the 18th century. Over the centuries, the heritage has been greatly enriched, with particular attention paid to the excellence of the raw materials, especially the chardonnay vine, which gives the house wines their distinctive character.

In the first half of the 20th century, the company acquired the legendary Bourons Leroy and Bourons du Midi terroirs. It owns the best plots of land in the Côte des Blancs (the Grand Cru Cramant and Avize), which enjoy an optimal exposure to the south-east which favours the maturation of chardonnay. Pinot Noir is grown in the Grand Cru of Mailly and in the Marne Valley, in Aÿ. The maison also has a premier cru in Dizy (Marne Valley).

Products

Perrier-Jouët produces three non vintage champagnes of the highest quality: Grand Brut, Blason Rosé and Blanc de Blancs. The distinctive line of the house is undoubtedly the Belle Époque, composed of vintage champagnes, including a Rosé and a Blanc de Blancs. Belle Époque also includes vintages with long ageing (vintage 1982, 1985 and 1996) and two limited editions: Edition Première, to be enjoyed during the spring season, and Edition Automne, dedicated to the autumn season.

Each cuvée is meticulously elaborated to reveal the floral, elegant and pure character of the house.

Curiosity

In 2009, Perrier-Jouët organized a historic tasting, during which a bottle of the world's oldest champagne, vintage 1825, was uncorked.

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