Laurent-Perrier is one of Champagne's most famous houses, founded in 1812 in the village of Tours-sur-Marne. Its Chardonnay-dominant house style is known for its finesse and elegance.

Like Veuve Clicquot, Laurent Perrier's success is due to a widow, in this case Mathilde Emilie Perrier. After the vineyards were established, the original owner gave control of the company to his cellar master Eugene Laurent and his wife Perrier. After his death in 1887, Perrier took over the house, naming it for herself and her late husband. Under her leadership, Laurent-Perrier became one of Champagne's most successful companies in the years leading up to World War I.

Laurent-Perrier was sold in 1939 to the de Nonancourt family. Bernard de Nonancourt, a war hero who was a part of the unit that unearthed Hitler's wine cellar following World War II, took control of the house in 1948. He held the reigns until his death in 2010, and is widely credited with creating the modern image of Laurent-Perrier.

Chardonnay is the dominant grape variety in most of Laurent-Perrier's wines, with Pinot Noir used to back up the structure and ageability. Pinot Meunier is only used in very small proportions in the NV Brut and nowhere else in the house's portfolio. Alongside the brut, Laurent-Perrier makes a range of rosé Champagnes (for which it is particularly well known), a brut nature and a demi-sec. Grand Siècle is the house's prestige cuvée, first released in 1959. It is unusual for a prestige Champagne as it is a non-vintage wine, blended instead from three vintages. The wines are vinified separately by vineyard, allowing for more control over the blending process. Laurent-Perrier was one of the first Champagne houses to use stainless steel tanks for fermentation.

The company has thousands of bottles stored in seven miles (11km) of cool, humid cellars under the house at Tours-sur-Marne, awaiting their eventual disgorgement and release.

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