Joseph Perrier, Cuvee Josephine, Champagne
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.