Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut NV
- France, 750ml
Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut is vibrant with crisp green apple and citrus flavours on the palate. A perfect balance between the acidity and the delicate bubbles, giving it an amazing length.
- Winery: Perrier-Jouët
- Varietal: Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
- Region: Champagne, France
- Vintage: NV
- Alcohol: 12%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Cork
Food match: Lobster, shrimp, shellfish, smoked salmon, caviar, oysters, fried chicken, Brie-style cheeses, fruit-based desserts (tarts and crepes)
The first producer of a “dry” style Champagne, served by Queen Victoria at her royal banquets in the mid-1800s, served at the Royal wedding and regularly enjoyed by the Royals of Monaco.
Perrier-Jouët was established in 1811 by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perrier, adding the maiden name of his wife, Adéle Jouët, to name the house. They settled in the town of Épernay where they have vineyards in Aÿ, Avize, Cramant, Mailly and elsewhere; many are planted with Chardonnay, bringing a delicacy to the Perrier-Jouët style.
Just seven cellar masters have held the post at Perrier-Jouët in two centuries, and it is Hervé Deschamps who is the current guardian of this heritage, being cellar master since 1993. He approaches each cuvée as if it were a unique work of art, resembling an artist who paints in wine rather than oils or water colours.
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