Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque

2nd April 2014

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque

In 1902 Emile Gallé, master glassmaker from the famed school in Nancy and ‘Art Nouveau’ exponent, was called upon to design the decoration for 4 magnums of Perrier-Jouët Champagne. He conceived a floral design of anemones outlined in gold, as if describing the floral notes, sheer perfection and richness of Chardonnay wines from Cramant.


The bottle languished in a cupboard in Cellar master André Bavaret’s office for 60 years.

It was in 1964, a superb vintage in Champagne, that Sales Director Pierre Ernst decided to produce a bottle based on Gallé’s magnum design for Perrier-Jouët’s super-premium blend, thereby creating ‘Belle Epoque’.


Floral Champagne of rare finesse with a Chardonnay hallmark. The elegance of the cuvées echoes that of the Art Nouveau anemones adorning the belle Epoque bottle and offers moments of pure delight and beauty.

Glass of Bubbly

Executive editor of news content for the website Please enjoy the articles that we share - We hope you find our love for Champagne & Sparkling Wines both interesting and educational.