Perrier-Jouët

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Perrier-Jouët advertisement from 1923.

Perrier-Jouët is a Champagne producer 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.[1]

Perrier-Jouët owns 266 acres of vineyards in the Champagne region.[2] Today the house is under the Pernod Ricard umbrella of brands.[3] Perrier-Jouët owns over 160 acres of vineyards, with more than half in the Grand Crus of Cramant and Avize.[4]

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).[5][6]

Perrier-Jouët in Avenue de Champagne.

History[edit]

This origin story of those house dates to 1810, when the Épernay-based cork supplier Pierre Nicolas Perrier married Adèle Jouët, the daughter of a Calvados producer.[7] Perrier’s family owned vineyards in Dizy, Chouilly, Aӱ.[8] Having been married just one year, the newlyweds begin producing champagne under the name Perrier-Jouët.[9] Adèle focused on vineyards and winemaking; Pierre Nicolas focused on sales and marketing.[10] Shipments to Great Britain began in 1815[11] and to the United States in 1837.

One of the three bottles of the world's oldest champagne, a Perrier-Jouët (vintage 1825) was opened and tasted in 2009.[12] [13]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Juhlin, Richard (2002). Tretusen Champagner (in Swedish). Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand. p. 224. ISBN 91-46-20022-3. 
  2. ^ Perrier-Jouët winery 
  3. ^ Stevenson, Tom, ed. (2005). The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia (4th Edition). Dorling Kindersley. p. 182. ISBN 0-7513-3740-4. 
  4. ^ White, David (2016). But First, Champagne (1 ed.). New York, NY, USA: Skyhorse Publishing. p. 163. ISBN 978-1-5107-1144-0. 
  5. ^ Baveret, Frédérique. "Pronunciation". pernod-ricard.com. 
  6. ^ 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"
  7. ^ White, David (2016). But First, Champagne (1 ed.). New York, NY, USA: Skyhorse Publishing. p. 162. ISBN 978-1-5107-1144-0. 
  8. ^ "10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Perrier-Jouët". Wine Searcher. Wine-Searcher. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  9. ^ White, David (2016). But First, Champagne (1 ed.). New York, NY, USA: Skyhorse Publishing. p. 163. ISBN 978-1-5107-1144-0. 
  10. ^ White, David (2016). But First, Champagne (1 ed.). New York, NY, USA: Skyhorse Publishing. p. 164. ISBN 978-1-5107-1144-0. 
  11. ^ "University of London - Graduation Dinner - Guildhall - May 19, 1920". menus.nypl.org. New York Times. May 19, 1920. p. 2. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  12. ^ Julian Joyce (20 March 2009). "World's oldest champagne opened". BBC News Online. 
  13. ^ "A visit to the Perrier-Jouët Cellars in Epernay". london-unattached. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 

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