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  • The style of one of France’s finest celebrates subtlety, delicacy and finesse.

    Issue 3918 11th June 2015

    It’s not a household name here, but Perrier-Jouët (pronounced Perrier-Jouwet) was founded in France more than two centuries ago and ranks among the three biggest-selling champagnes in the US. Vibrant, intense, chardonnay-derived aromas and flavours are the essence of the house style, which celebrates subtlety, delicacy and finesse. Although part of the Pernod Ricard empire (whose wine brands also include Brancott Estate, Church Road, Stoneleigh, Jacob’s Creek and Mumm Champagne), Perrier-Jouët remains in many respects a traditional house, with only seven chefs de cave …
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