Tasting Notes: Apple, Pear, Citrus, Toast
This origin story of this house dates to 1810, when Pierre Nicolas Perrier married Rose Adélaide Jouët. One year later they began producing champagne under the name Perrier-Jouët. Emile Gallé, one of the pioneers of the Art Nouveau movement, created a design for Maison Perrier-Jouët, drawing on his own passion for botany to imagine a spray of Japanese white anemones which was placed on 4 magnums in 1902 and it became the iconic emblem of this house.
The Perrier-Jouet is an excellent quality BdB made from grand cru vineyards. Balanced, complex, and dry with crisp acid, medium body, and a nice long finish. The soft plate delivers flavors of grapefuit, lemon, apple, pear, white peach, brioche, and minerals. A nice pairing for freshly shucked oysters.