Today we’re looking at how to pronounce the name of a famous French Champagne house Perrier-Jouët.
Some may argue that you have to pronounce it perrier-jouè with a silent “t”, but no.
Just like Moët & Chandon, you have to pronounce Perrier-Jouët or:
The two dots on the E of Jouët mean that the next letter T is not silent.
Hear and Watch How to Say Perrier-Jouët in the Video Below:
About Maison Perrier-Jouët Champagne House
Perrier-Jouët started with the love affair between Nicolas Perrier and Adele Jouët, both from prominent Champagne winemaking families.
The house was founded in 1811, and now owns 161 acres of vineyards in Champagne, with an average cru rating of 99.2% which means that the Perrier-Jouët grapes are most often sourced from Grand Cru vineyards.
Nicolas Perrier was a cork manufacturer for the Champagne industry in Epernay, France, but after their wedding they began acquiring vines in the area to start making their own Champagne sparkling wine, often with a dominance of Chardonnay, which opened export markets for the brand. In England in 1815, and in the United States in the late 1930s.
The Maison Perrier-Jouët (the house) was considered a pioneer in Champagne at the time. Being one of the makers to use low levels of added sugar at bottling (making Brut-style Champagne) and innovating also by mentioning the year of vintage on their bottles.
The wines are then aged for at least 3 years before release, aging on lees and refining in Perrier-Jouët’s underground chalk cellars.
A swirl of Japanese anemones engraved on a bottle in 1902 marked the first association between Perrier-Jouët and Art Nouveau.
In 1902, Emile Gallé, one of the movement’s most celebrated artists, designed a swirl of anemones wreathed in gold for the Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque bottle.