Champagne With Flower on Bottle: Iconic Artworks of Perrier-Jouët

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We are all familiar with the most prestigious names in the wine industry such as Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot. But then there’s one with really cool bottles: Perrier-Jouët.

Maison Perrier-Jouët is a timeless pioneer. The champagne brand reimagined how we recognized wine bottles by turning them into artwork.

The coming up of the iconic bottle design wasn’t a rush of thought, though. When Emile Gallé painted the delicate motif on the first vintage cuvée, the Art Nouveau movement was in full swing. The artist draws its inspiration from the lines and movement found in nature.

And just like that, Perrier-Jouët Champagne became the icon bottles they are today—easily recognizable and stand out on every shelf.

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Perrier-Jouët bottles, including their eco-conscious casing. But first, let’s dive into the history of the Maison Perrier-Jouët, and, as a pioneer, we will also look at how the brand made brut champagne fashionable.

The Sweet History Behind Perrier-Jouët

The Sweet History Behind Perrier-Jouët

Perrier-Jouët was founded in 1811 in Épernay. It’s one of the most prominent and oldest Champagne Houses in the Champagne region of France.

When Pierre Nicolas Perrier married Rose Adélaide Jouët, the newlyweds established the Champagne House with strong prior ties to the wine industry. Perrier was an Épernay-based cork supplier, while Jouët, a daughter of a Calvados producer.

Perrier-Jouët: Pioneering Brut Style Champagne

Champagne, regardless if it’s white wine or rosé, used to be sweet. Before the 19th century, wines were fermented in bottles with high dosages or the addition of sugar in the formation of bubbles.

When Perrier Jouet Cuvée K was introduced in the mid-19th century, brut-style champagne became popular. The champagne has less than 5 grams per liter dosage and was introduced to the English market in 1846. That same year marked the beginning of a new era.

However, according to the laws that govern champagne labels, a sparkling wine should have less than 15 grams per liter of dosage to be considered a brut-style. So technically, with its sugar content, the bone-dry Perrier-Jouët Cuvée K would now be defined as Brut Zero or Brut Nature.

Our Favorite Perrier-Jouët Bottles

When someone asks, “What is the name of the champagne with the white flowers on the bottle?” The one and only name that comes to mind is Perrier-Jouët, boasting some of the most beautiful bottles we’ve seen in wine.

Perrier-Jouët Champagne considers every bottle to be a blank canvas for beautiful artwork. Indeed, it’s hard to not stare and admire the iconic anemones on the bottles. If you don’t believe us, here are a few of Perrier-Jouët’s masterpieces:

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Brut

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Brut

With its iconic white anemones wreathed in gold lining with an elegant gold foil, the Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Brut is the vintage cuvée housed in this elegant bottle. It’s easily recognizable by champagne connoisseurs all over the world.

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs

The Champagne House considers the Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs as the jewel of their collection. But to us, it’s like a sunrise. It’s golden and luminous, and it looks wonderful in any table presentation.

Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Rosé

Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Rosé

As with many champagne producers, some of Perrier-Jouët’s wines are crafted in exceptional years. This also means that they are produced in extremely limited quantities. If your eyes ever catch the Belle Époque Rosé at a wine shop, you better get it, especially if you’re a fan of beautiful wine bottles.

With a matching bright pink metallic foil, this wine bottle boasts a shimmering, salmon-pink with luminous orange highlights. It’s truly a feast for the eye!

Perrier-Jouët Epoque Cocoon

Perrier-Jouët Epoque Cocoon

It’s not new for Champagne Houses to take part in the fight against climate change. Maison Perrier-Jouët took it a step further by making sure that its eco-friendly packaging stands out.

Keeping environmental impacts and aesthetics in mind, this ethereal, paper pulp case showcases the Japanese anemones, both engraved and printed on it. We simply love how minimalist and elegant it is. It reflects Perrier-Jouët’s understated approach.

This case is available for Belle Epoque Brut and Belle Epoque Rosé vintage cuvées.


What Is the Flower on the Perrier-Jouët Bottle?

The flowers on Perrier-Jouët bottles are Japanese anemones. It was French visual artist and master glassware maker Emile Gallé who came up with the iconic print on the bottles in the 1900s during the Art Nouveau movement.

Drawing inspiration from lines and movements of nature, the flower print was first seen on the bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque in 1964. It was the first vintage wine by Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque. The design of the bottle carries the iconic anemone, wreathed in gold.

How Do You Pronounce Perrier-Jouët?

Just like Moët & Chandon, the ‘ët’ in Perrier-Jouët is pronounced as “et.” Various online sources can teach you different ways of pronouncing the champagne brand’s name. However, even with vowels and consonants appearing on different sequences in its spelled-out pronunciation, it still sounds the same.

So, next time you order a fancy bottle or two of this famous champagne brand, say “Perri-Ay Jew-et,” or “Peh-ree-yay Zhoo-et.” For non-French people, you don’t need to overemphasize the “et.” But pronounce it softly.

Final Thoughts

From the delicate motifs inspired by nature to their commitment to eco-friendly packaging, Perrier-Jouët bottles will always be unmistakable.

But keep in mind that florals on these bottles can only get you so far. We’re all after the notes and aromas here. As you may have expected, Perrier-Jouët champagne, just like its iconic bottles, boasts floral nuances, mainly from Chardonnay. So the flowers are not just for show.

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