Laurent Perrier

Founded in 1812, Laurent-Perrier did not acquire its current name until the late 19th Century. It was purchased by the current owners, the de Nonancourt family in 1939, with Bernard taking over in 1949, having survived the war that saw his brother killed in action. Bernard died in late 2010 but this is very much a family owned and run business with his two daughters at the helm. At the forefront of innovation, they were the first house to introduce a multi-vintage prestige cuvée – Grand Siècle – and were at the vanguard of the growth in rosé Champagne, launching their iconic wine in 1968. The wines from Laurent-Perrier are dominated by Chardonnay, giving medium bodied champagnes, with a delightful freshness and a rich toasty finish.