Since its foundation in 1811, PERRIER-JOUËT has been producing elegant champagnes characterized by distinctive floral notes. Its prestige cuvée Belle Epoque and its iconic art nouveau engraved bottle are emblems of this Houses historical association with the arts and nature. 


PERRIER-JOUËT was founded in 1811 by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perrier, who added the maiden name of his wife, Adele Jouët, to create the house.

Established in the heart of Épernay, the House quickly built an international following in foreign markets. Early entry to the UK (1815) meant that by 1847 exports represented nearly 90% of ist champagne sales.

This European success allowed the family to increase its vineyard holdings, in the Grand Cru villages of Aÿ, Avize, Cramant, Mailly. When replanting vines they focused on Chardonnay, bringing the lightness to the PERRIER-JOUËT wines, which is still characteristic of its champagnes today.

A relentless commitment to quality throughout the latter half of the 19th century saw the House pioneer the development of Brut-style Champagne and, in bad vintages like 1879, a policy of not releasing any Champagne at all.

This pursuit of excellence resulted in the official recognition from the Royal Courts of France, UK and Russia.

A seminal moment in the House’s history came in 1902, when Art Nouveau artist Emile Gallé designed the bottle of the new prestige cuvée Belle Epoque, with its distinctive anemone, to capture and reflect the vibrancy and spirit of that exciting era.

The design became forgotten in the House’s cellars until the relaunch of the Belle Epoque in 1969.

To celebrate the end of the second millennium in 2000 PERRIER-JOUËT launched Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs, sublimating the House’s strong connection with Chardonnay and its floral expressions. 


Since 1809, PERRIER-JOUËT has acquired 65 hectares in the finest viticultural areas of the Champagne region, including large holdings in the top Côte des Blancs villages of Cramant and Avize, which produce the Chardonnay which underpins the House’s signature style.

PERRIER-JOUËT’s vineyards feature mature vines (23 years old on average) and have an average rating of 99.2% on the Grand Cru classification scale.


The Chardonnay component creates the elegance and finesse, complemented by the structure of Pinot Noir (from Ay and Mailly, north of the Montagne de Reims) and the essential fruit and roundness derived from a judicious touch of Pinot Meunier (from Dizy in the Vallée de la Marne).

It is this delicate marriage, masterminded by Chef de Caves Hervé Deschamps, of hand-picked, traditionally-pressed grapes from Grand Cru vineyards, which yield the balance and refinement for which the PERRIER-JOUËT’s champagnes are rightfully renowned.

These champagnes slowly mature during a long aging the constant natural temperature of 11 degrees Celsius in 10 kilometers of Gallo-Roman cellars dug deep (up to 30m) into the chalk below the Avenue de Champagne, in the heart of Epernay.

PERRIER-JOUËT matures its non-vintage champagnes for a minimum of 2.5 years and for a minimum of 6 years for its other cuvées, before releasing them to market.

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