Vins et spiritueux
2OO4 «JOSEPHINE» CUVEE
Josephine, a sparkling brunette with smoldering eyes, was the apple of her father’s eye. Her father was Joseph Perrier, the founder of the firm of the same name.
Aware of the special nature of youth, the wine dealer - who was surrounded by the wealth and pomp of
the courts of England and Russia - dedicated the most sumptuous of the cuvees to his daughter, giving it
her name. He devised a work of art, a bottle hand-painted painted straight onto the glass, and decorated
with fine gold. The arrival of industrialisation sounded the death knell for the fabulous cuvee, which was
considered a folly. When Jean-Claude Fourmon wanted to launch a tête de cuvée in 1990, he thought of
Josephine and her timeless beauty, and revived her. The tête de cuvee contains only Premiers Crus and
Grands Crus, and cellaring has been increased to seven years to obtain its quintessence, lt should be noted
that there have only been five vintage years since the 1980s: 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990 and 1995.