Perrier-Jouët is a Champagneproducer based in the Épernay region of Champagne. The house was founded in 1811 by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perrier-Jouët, and produces both vintage and non-vintage cuvee, approximately 3,000,000 bottles annually, with its prestige label named Belle Epoque. Perrier-Jouët owns 266 acres of vineyards in the Champagne region. Today the house is under the Pernod Ricard umbrella of brands.
One of the three bottles of the world's oldest champagne, a Perrier-Jouët (vintage 1825) was opened and tasted in 2009.
The correct pronunciation of the label is [pɛʁje ʒuɛt]: the two dots on the e of Jouet mean that the next letter t should be pronounced (but softly, like wet).
^personal e-mail: "We are pleased to confirm that, having two dots on the "e", the next letter "t " should be pronounced. You have to say perrier zhou-ette. Yours faithfully, Frédérique BAVERET, VIP & Hospitality Manager, Champagne Perrier-Jouët"