THE FINEST VINEYARDS
65 hectares, ranked at 99.2% on the scale of grands crus, and 5 of the most important wines, without which this exceptional Champagne could not exist.
The Perrier-Jouët family has owned vines in Champagne since the early 18th century. Down the decades, this heritage was enriched with discernment and precision, based on the style the family wished to adopt for its wines. The excellence of the raw materials has always been a major preoccupation, and particular attention is given to the noble chardonnays, which lend such particular character to the House wines.
In the first half of the 20th century, Perrier-Jouët acquired two legendary terroirs, the Bourons Leroy and Bourons du Midi. The Perrier-Jouët vineyards border on perfection – as testified by the evaluation criteria of the Champagne AOC. Each cuvée comprises the 5 principal wines of "Champagne's magic triangle" which form the backbone of the House's vineyards and give its compositions length and balance.
Cramant and Avize (Côte des Blancs), Mailly (Montagne de Reims), Aÿ and Dizy (Vallée de la Marne).
Perrier-Jouët owns the best plots in the entirety of the Côte des Blancs (Cramant and Avize grands crus). Ideally situated, planted mid-slope and exposed to the South-Southeast, favouring the excellent maturity of the chardonnay, the House's variety of choice, they give the wine its generous white floral aromas.
The pinots noirs on the Mailly grand cru, fresher and more delicate than those of the south mountain and the pinots noirs of Aÿ in the Vallée de la Marne add extra elegance with their fresh fruity pinots meuniers notes. They provide a fine structure for the chardonnays of the Côte des Blancs, while never dominating. Meanwhile, the generous and fruity of the Dizy premier cru add charm, roundness and generosity to the cuvées.
CHAMPAGNE'S MAGIC TRIANGLE
65 HECTARES, RANKED AT 99.2%