Founded in 1825, Joseph Perrier has been owned and run by the same family since 1888. Current CEO Jean-Claude Fourmon represents the 5th generation. Champagne Joseph Perrier owns 21 hectares of vineyards, situated in the heart of the region on the right bank of the River Marne, around Hautvillers and Cumières – two villages classed 93% in the ‘échelle des crus’. They are mostly planted with Pinot Noir but include 2 hectares of Chardonnay. The cellars stretch over three kilometres and date back to the Gallo-Roman period.
The Joseph Perrier house style is fruity with a fine mousse and long refreshing finish. The name ‘Cuvée Royale’ celebrates the elegance and history of cuvées once supplied to HRH Queen Victoria and King Edwards VII in years gone by. Indeed the royal connections with this prestigious house have remained strong throughout its continued history.
CUVÉE ROYALE BRUT
Joseph Perrier became known from 1825 thanks to this style of champagne. The classic expression of the House style which is a blend of 35% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, including about 20% reserve wines. The wine is aged for 3 years and has a dosage of 7g/L.
CUVÉE ROYALE BLANC DE NOIRS
This Champagne is from a single parcel which perfectly reflects the expression of the site, the Côte à Bras located in Cumières. Located in the heart of the family vineyards, on a tiny plot of 1.5 acres, on excellent terroir for Pinot Noir. The decision to opt for zero dosage gave the best expression for the site.
Cuvée Joséphine celebrates the touching story of Joseph Perrier, a father who, on the occasion of the wedding of his daughter Josephine, offered her the very best champagne he could make.
He designed the most beautiful hand painted bottle which was decorated with fine gold.
Today’s cuvée, named for Joséphine and celebrating their history, has only been made in the years 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2004 and 2008.