The House of Laurent-Perrier was founded in 1812 by André Michel Pierlot and took the name Vve Laurent-Perrier when Mathilde Emilie Perrier, the widow of Eugène Laurent, combined the two family names after she decided to expand the business.
Eugénie Hortense Laurent, her daughter, inherited the House in 1925 and sold it to Marie-Louise Lanson de Nonancourt in 1939.
In 1881, when Cellar Master Eugène Laurent inherited the Alphonse PierlotChampagne House, he provided it with the essential foundations required to produce great champagnes, namely the houses and land to create a fully-fledged estate. He purchased vines in the very best terroirs of Bouzy, Tours-sur-Marne, and Ambonnay, excavated 800 metres of cellars, and set up a tasting laboratory.
That is how the Domaine Laurent-Perrier(the Estate) was anchored in Tours-sur-Marne. This picturesque village is ideally situated at the crossroads of the three main wine growing areas of the Marne département: the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs. It is also part of the 17 Champagne villages ranking in the prestigious ‘Grand Cru’ area.
50% Chardonnay (a particularly high proportion), 35% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier.
Over 55 crus, rated an average 94% are used to make it. Up to 20% of set-aside wine is also sometimes included to guarantee the quality and regularity of the Laurent-Perrier style.
Laurent-Perrier selects the grapes used to make its Brut with special care. They are harvested manually and only the best of the press-juices are selected.
A fresh, delicate colour. Laurent-Perrier Brut is discretion itself with a pale gold colour that highlights its delicate, persistent bead.
A delicate nose, and balanced freshness. Floral notes, like the reminiscence of a perfume floating in air, come together in a delicious harmony. This naturally elegant ‘aesthete’ reveals itself little by little, combining notes of citrus and stone fruit with an pure creaminess.
Mellowness, finesse and freshness combine to achieve a remarkable balance, in a succession of constantly shifting taste sensations and a long, satisfying finish.