Negociant Manipulant in Epernay
The Maison was founded in 1811 by the spouses Pierre Nicolas Perrier and Rose Adélaide Jouët and began producing such good champagne that they could be sold at prices much higher than others. In addition, the couple soon sensed the need to create a new style of champagne "dry and fresh" to meet the new taste of the British market, winning characters like Oscar Wilde and Queen Victoria. This led the company to export 1.35 million bottles in 1858, 80% of the entire production.
The Maison enjoys the current prestige mainly for the quality and constancy of production over time of its champagne, as well as for the two centuries of tradition during which consolidated its unique, floral, intense and refined style. It produces about 4 million bottles on the 65 hectares of vineyards owned (of which an average of 99.2% are classified in the Cru scale) supplemented by the contribution of 70 crus of "vigneron" selected by the current chef de cave Hervé Deschamps , seventh in the history of the Maison. The vinification is divided into 300 Cuvée, separating not only the villages, but also the harvesting phases with the same Cru and the malolactic fermentation is always carried out. In the assemblages the Chardonnay often plays a decisive role in balancing the Pinot's wineiness, following a stylistic choice that privileges elegance and refinement.