The Champagne House (PJ for short) based in Épernay was founded in 1811 by the cork producer Pierre-Nicolas Perrier (1786-1856) and Rose Adélaide Jouët (* 1792), the daughter of one Calvados -Producers who had married a year earlier. The flowers of the wedding bouquet were anemones that are still on the today labels or champagne bottles are included. Adélaide was for the vineyards and winemaking responsible, while Pierre-Nicolas devoted himself to sales and marketing. The company expanded rapidly, already in 1815 the export to Great Britain and from 1837 also to the USA.
Son Charles expanded the company and handed it over to his nephew Henri Gallice in 1878. The products were sold to many rulers, including Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Emperor Napoleon III. (1808-1873) and the Belgian King Leopold II (1835-1909). In 1959 the company was descendants of the founder of the champagne house spunk sold. This was founded in 2000 by the British giant Allied Domecq taken over, both ultimately to the French Multi Pernod Ricard sold.
The vineyards cover around 270 hectares of vineyards. The standard brand of the house is "Blason de France" (coat of arms of France). The Cuvée de Prestige is the Blanc de blancs "La Belle Èpoque" in a bottle painted by Art Nouveau artist Gallé with an anemone decor, of which there is also a rosé. Every year about three million bottles champagne produced, four fifths of which are exported. Around 40% of this comes from their own vineyards with 108 hectares, for example in the first-class Grand Cru areas Avize and Cramant, The rest is bought in from around 30 crus.
In 2008, a very special champagne was created for the super-rich, of which only 100 boxes with 12 bottles each are produced. A box costs € 50,000, which means € 4,167 per bottle. The Kreszenz is made to measure, so to speak, because the buyers of a box (you won't get less) can assemblage with the Chef de caves (Cellar master) personally determine. This means that they can choose the wines of different vintages. The bottle label can also be specially signed. This special champagne brand is indisputably one of the most expensive wines in the world, One of a total of three existing bottles from the 1825 vintage was opened in 2009, among others by Serena Sutcliffe (from the auction house Sotheby's ) tasted. However, the wine was already oxidized.