About champagne Laurent Perrier Wines
A former cooper and bottler in Chigny-les-Roses, André-Michel Pierlot settled in Tours‑sur‑Marne in 1812 as a champagne wine merchant. It was in this Grand Cru village, located at the crossroads of the three main vineyards, on plots of land known as Les Plaisances and La Tour Glorieux, that he founded what was to become Maison Laurent‑Perrier. He was succeeded by his son Alphonse Pierlot. As Alphonse Pierlot had no descendants, he passed the company on to his cellar master Eugène Laurent. Eugène Laurent died prematurely in 1887, and his widow, Mathilde-Emilie Perrier, took over the reins of the company, adding her surname to that of Eugène Laurent to give the House the name Veuve Laurent‑Perrier. In 1889, she launched her “Grand Vin Sans Sucre”, more to her taste and that of her British customers. Eugénie-Hortense Laurent succeeded her mother in 1925 and sold the estate in 1939.
The Laurent‑Perrier Group is listed on the Second Marché of the Paris Stock Exchange and adopts a Management Board and Supervisory Board structure. Alexandra Pereyre and Stéphanie Meneux de Nonancourt join the Laurent‑Perrier Executive Board, chaired since 2014 by Stéphane Dalyac. The success of Laurent‑Perrier is the fruit of the energy of a family led by Bernard de Nonancourt and his daughters, who work to perpetuate the values of high standards and elegance, preserve the independence of a House and affirm the vision of a Brand.
Maximilien Bernardeau is appointed Cellar Master and Wine Manager of the Laurent‑Perrier Group, reporting to Michel Fauconnet. After a degree in cell biology and plant physiology, Maximilien obtained the national oenologist’s diploma in June 2008 in Dijon. Following a first experience in Burgundy, he joined Sofralab as a consultant oenologist in Champagne. There he acquired an in-depth experience in the cultivation of vines and Champagne winemaking.