We Salute Joséphine !
Cuvée Joséphine celebrates the touching story of Joseph Perrier, a father who, on the occasion of the wedding of his daughter Josephine, offered her the very best champagne he could make..
For that occasion he designed the most beautiful hand painted bottle which was decorated with fine gold.
Today’s cuvée, named for Joséphine and celebrating our history, has only been made in the years 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2004 and 2008.
Joséphine is composed of 54% Chardonnay and 46% Pinot Noir from Premiers and Grands Crus.
Dosage : 4,5g/L
The nose opens with fresh and sweet notes intertwined. A succession of captivating aromas suggests great complexity : butter, sweet spices, dried fruits and candied fruits. The mineral freshness predominates. On the palate one finds an intense and finely fruity vinous expression. The balance is perfect. The flavours of spices, dried fruit and candied citrus dominate within a taut mineral frame.
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The fresh style of Cuvee Josephine works perfectly with a dish such as a carpaccio of Saint-Jacques. It will complement the tender flesh of a sea-bass and intensify its flavours. Its vinosity can balance the richness of smoked game. The ripe fruit can also partner a dessert of candied apricots and nuts, picking up on the rich pastry notes.
Grades and Awards
Bettane & Desseauve 2020 : 18,5/20
RVF 2020 : 17,5/20
Vinum : 19/20
Decanter : 96 pts
James Suckling : 92 pts
Wine Advocate : 90 pts
9 different champagne styles
The House of Joseph Perrier is an individual and historic one. Each champagne is carefully made to demonstrate the precise and particular style of the cuvée. In addition to the Royal Cuvées, supplied to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, we have created many special vintage champagnes.