The aesthetic expression of Perrier-Jouët
The house of Perrier-Jouët has long caught the imagination of the discerning champagne connoisseur. Since the house was first founded in the early 19th century, Perrier-Jouët’s more traditional prowesses in creating exquisite, refined wines have been matched only by its keen eye for innovation. Here, we’re going to take a look into the history of the famous champagne house, and how its vision for wine-making was inspired by the art nouveau movement in the 20th Century.
Perrier-Jouët began with the marriage of Pierre-Nicolas Perrier and Rose-Adélaïde Jouët in 1810. Within a year of the wedding, the couple had settled down in Epernay, in the Champagne region of France, and decided to set up a wine house together. They set out with a bold vision for wine-making, inspired by their shared passions for botany, nature and art. They took inspiration from the rich, complex ecosystems in the vineyards that had become their home. The wines they produced were floral and complex, vibrant and elegant. It was a nuanced, but unmistakable departure from other established wine houses in the region. The 19th century saw the birth of Perrier-Jouët’s unique identity, though it wasn’t until the early 20th century that their vision began to find its voice.
In 1902, Henri and Octave Gallice, two brothers who had inherited the house, met with an artist and glassmaker called Emile Gallé. Gallé was a pioneer of the fledgling Art Nouveau movement, and like Perrier-Jouët’s founders, a keen botanist. Impressed by Gallé, the brothers commissioned him to design a bottle of Perrier-Jouët’s Magnum cuvée. His choice to decorate the Magnum bottle with winding Japanese anemones proved iconic. His work keenly reflected the interplay between nature and art that characterised the house’s signature approach to winemaking. It’s those same designs, 120 years later, that make Perrier-Jouët champagne bottles so distinctive the world over. This year, Perrier-Jouët have announced its collaboration with renowned Parisian artist, architect and designer Garance Vallée, for its limited-edition range of its distinctive Blanc de Blancs cuvée, in celebration of over a century’s worth of artistic exploration.
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