Champagne Perrier Jouet Grand Brut NV is this famous Champagne House’s main cuvée.
Champagne Perrier Jouet’s reputation as one of the top houses comes from the sheer quality of its Grand Brut. The House was founed in 1811 by then cork supplier Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perrier-Jouët and it was the the very first Champagne producer to make a “Brut” wine back in 1846. The then Cellar Master decided to significantly reduce the amount of sugar in his cuvées specifically to please his English clients. This really let the finesse of the Champagne shine through. Today they produce a range of wines but there most famous is probably the Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque with its iconic art nouveau floral decorated bottle. In 1902, Emile Gallé, one of the movement’s most celebrated artists, designed a swirl of anemones wreathed in gold for the Perrier-Jouët bottle which still features across the brand. Today the company is owned by French wine and spirits company, Pernod Ricard and the house owns over 160 acres of vineyards, with more than half in the Grand Crus of Cramant and Avize.
Champagne Perrier Jouet Grand Brut is made from the greatest crus from Côte des Blancs, Vallée de la Marne and Montagne de Reims. Thirty to forty crus go into the blend, complemented by mature characteristics of reserve wines. By using reserve wines, in amounts strictly prescribed by the cellar master, Champagne Perrier Jouet maintains the personality, taste and character of its Grand Brut, year after year. 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay. Aged for three years prior to release. Dosage is 10 g/L.