In a nutshell: A refined, balanced and subtly floral Champagne from the house of Perrier-Jouët
The lowdown: Perrier-Jouët's Grand Brut is the foundation on which this well known house has built its reputation. The blend they use is 40% each of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier along wth 20% Chardonnay which is aged ffor up to three years and blended with around 15% of their reserve wines to maintain their distinctive style. It has a lively freshness which reveals a range of harmonious fruity and floral aromas featuring white flowers, lemon, peaches and apricots. This follows through to the palate where buttery notes of brioche and hints of vanilla give it a very generous feel as it reaches the long, lingering finish.
When to drink: With it's lightness of touch it's a perfect aperitif Champagne.
In 1811 Pierre-Nicolas Perrier married Adèle Jouët, thus marking the genesis of the House of Perrier-Jouët. CHaracterised from the outset by its uncompromising standards, the House was a pioneer in the field of traceability and fought against counterfeiting.
The House of Perrier-Jouët has seen eight Cellar Masters, the lastest of which, Séverine Frerson, took her position in 2018 taking over from the long serving Hervé Deschamps who previously held the post since the early 1990s.
Working at the vat, plot by plot, the Cellar Master tastes and tests time and again, finally isolating the wines, turning each cuvée into a unique wine that expresses all the characteristic elegance and finesse of the House of Perrier-Jouët.