Laurent-Perrier embraces the philosophy that the best champagne does not need to come from a single vintage. They typically produce their non-vintage prestige cuvee, Grand Siecle, with a blend of three of their very best vintages from the best crus. This maintains uniformity and provides the utmost quality. Laurent-Perrier also incorporate a vintage prestige cuvee in their lineup: Alexandra Rose'. Many, but not all, of their wines have a higher percentage of chardonnay. The overall Laurent-Perrier style tends to light, elegant, and fruity.
Laurent-Perrier Champagne Collection
Dry and Sweet
Laurent-Perrier offers both dry and sweet champagne labels. Their dry champagne is presented first followed by their sweeter labels.
Laurent-Perrier Dry Styles
Laurent-Perrier Brut is Laurent-Perrier's house style champagne that makes up a significant part of their production. They also offer a brut nature along with a rose'. The following links provide a review, tasting notes, retail price, and ratings by Champagne 411, Wine Enthusiast, and/or Wine Spectator.
Laurent-Perrier has one non-prestige vintage label. Click on a year to find a review, tasting notes, retail price, and ratings by Champagne 411, Wine Enthusiast, and/or Wine Spectator.
Non-Vintage Prestige Cuvee
Laurent-Perrier offers one non-vintage prestige cuvee, Grand Siecle. The following link provides a review, tasting notes, retail price, and ratings.
Vintage Prestige Cuvee
Laurent-Perrier Alexandra is Laurent-Perrier's prestige cuvee brand. Click on a year to obtain a review, tasting notes, retail price, and ratings.
- Alexandra Rose' | 2004 | 1998 |
Laurent-Perrier's Sweeter Style
Laurent-Perrier offers a demi-sec label, Laurent-Perrier demi-sec, for those who prefer a sweeter champagne experience. It is a non-vintage champagne. Our Sweet Champagne report provides a list of additional sweet champagne brands.
Laurent-Perrier was founded in 1812 by André Michel Pierlot, a cooper and bottler, who purchased two plots of land in Tours-sur-Marne. André was succeeded by his son, Alphonse Pierlot. Anphonse had no heir and willed Laurent-Perrier to his cellar master, Eugene Laurent.
The name Veuve Laurent-Perrier was given to the house by Mathilde Emilie Perrier after her husband, Eugene, died in an accident in 1887. Mathilde had combined the two family names to become the brand and then she set about expanding the business. Eugenie-Hortense Laurent took over after her mother in 1925, but economic hardship between the wars forced the estate to be sold to Marie-Louise Lanson de Nonancourt in 1939. Marie’s two sons, Maurice and Bernard, joined the French Resistance during World War II. Maurice did not survive the war. When Bernard returned home, Marie had him serve an apprenticeship, working every position in the business, tending the vineyards, making the wine, selling the wine, and even working in the office. At age 28, when he was appointed Chairman and CEO in 1948, he knew every aspect of the company.
Bernard Nonancourt elevated Laurent-Perrier to one of the top ranked houses in Champagne. In the 1950s, Laurent-Perrier implemented the use of stainless steel tanks to control the initial fermentation temperature. Growing demand over the years for their products led to expansion in 1973, 1979, 1983, and 2005. After the last expansion, the House began to vinify all the Laurent-Perrier group wines, including Salon, Delamotte, and De Castellane. Bernard continued to impact the character of the house until his death in 2010. Bernard’s two daughters, Alexandra Pereyre de Nonancourt and Stephanie Meneux de Nonancourt are now part of the management board, chaired by Stephane Dalyac.
More On Laurent-Perrier
Our About Laurent-Perrier report includes general information about the champagne house and their key people.
Contact and Visitor Information
Contact and possible tour information can be found in our Contact Laurent-Perrier report.
The official website is http://www.laurent-perrier.com/en/.