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We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with Joseph Perrier and launching a co-branded bottle
A historical, independent and family run French house of Champagne. The House was founded in 1825 by the father & son duet François-Alexandre and Joseph Perrier. Joseph turned the establishment on “avenue de Paris” into a House of knowledge and expertise. His signature has been carried on by six generations from the same family, each one marking the House’s history and destiny differently.
Result of the founders’ legacy and the successors’ ambitions, Joseph Perrier Champagne currently boasts several different “cuvées”, notably the famous Cuvée Joséphine. JOSEPH PERRIER still exports 70% of production internationally, in-line with the House’s traditions and founding values: a 57- acre wine estate, rooted in a local community, quality champagne, authenticity and mastery of century-old skills. The visit inside the 4th century Gallo-Roman cellars dug out of the chalk hillside is a journey into the past of men and women who were more than passionate about their craft.
Located 150 km east of Paris, Champagne and its 34,300 hectares of vineyards is the only region producing champagne.
The “Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée Champagne” includes 319 villages (crus).
Two climates in Champagne: Oceanic & Continental.
280,000 plots – Cultivated by more than 16,000 winegrowers.
4 main wine-growing sub-regions: la Montagne de Reims, la Vallée de la Marne, la Côte des Blancs, la Côte des Bar
Three main grape varieties: pinot noir, meunier, chardonnay
The company owns just under 2 miles of cellars where 3 million bottles mature on lees.
The cellars were dug out of ancient Gallo-Roman chalk pits and then extended in the 19th century, in the hillside and are protected by the trees growing above which regulate the natural climate by absorbing excess humidity.
The chalk walls also contribute to producing this ideal temperature, plus natural ventilation from the 84 shafts of light.
An ingenious lighting system (le réflecteur) is a historical marker in the cellars and was fundamental to making the first champagne wire hoods.
Joseph Perrier Champagnes currently produces 10 different cuvées which mature slowly in our historical cellars for at least 3 years.