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Perrier-Jouët

The champagne house (short PJ) based in Épernay was founded in 1811 by the cork producer Pierre-Nicolas Perrier (1786-1856) and Rose Adélaide Jouët (* 1792), the daughter of a Calvados Producers who had married a year before. The flowers of the wedding bouquet were anemones that are still on the labels or champagne bottles are included. Adélaide was for the vineyards and winemaking Pierre-Nicolas dedicated himself to sales and marketing. The company expanded rapidly, as early as 1815 export to Great Britain and from 1837 also to the United States.

Couple Pierre-Nicolas Perrier and Rose Adélaide Jouët / Champagne bottle Belle Epoque

Son Charles expanded the company and handed it over in 1878 to his nephew Henri Gallice. The products were sent 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 became descendants of the founder to the champagne house spunk sold. This was in 2000 by the British giant corporation Allied Domecq finally adopted both to the French Multi Pernod Ricard sold.

The vineyards cover about 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 rose. Every year, about three million bottles champagne four-fifths of them are exported. Of these, about 40% come from their own vineyards with 108 hectares in, for example, the first-class Grand Cru areas Avize and Cramant, The rest is purchased from around 30 Crus.

In 2008, a very special super-rich champagne was created, of which only 100 boxes of 12 bottles each are produced. A box costs € 50,000, which means € 4,167 per bottle. The Kreszenz is custom-made, because the buyers of a box (less you can not get) can assemblage with the Chef de caves (Butler) determine personally. This means that they can choose the wines of different vintages. Likewise, the bottle label can be specially signed. This special brand of champagne is undoubtedly one of the most expensive wines in the world, One of a total of three existing bottles of the vintage 1825 was opened in 2009 and among others by Serena Sutcliffe (from the auction house Sotheby's ) tasted. The wine was already oxidized.

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