Champagne Jean Pernet

Champagne Jean Pernet is a superlative family owned estate of 40 acres centered in Le Mesnil sur Oger with vineyards in Vertus, Chouilly, Epernay, Chavot and Leuvrigny.  35% of the vineyards are Grand Cru.   60%  is Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier.  Yearly production is 125,000b with a storage capacity of 450,000b.  80% of sales are exports.

Agricultural practices are sustainable and the grapes are harvested by hand.  The limestone soils are an average of 32 years old.

The estate produces 5 excellent cuvees.

 

Wines produced

NV Tradition Brut
NV Reserve Brut Grand Cru Chardonnay
NV Brut Rose
NV Cuvee Prestige Grand Cru
2008 Chardonnay Grand Cru Millesime

 

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TraditionNV Jean Pernet Tradition Brut

Limestone and clay-limestone soils  blended from the slope south of Epernay, the Marne Valley and the Coteaux Sezannais

40% Chardonnay   45% Pinot Noir  15% Pinot Meunier

Blend of 2011 and 2012 vintages

Dosage 7-8g/L

50,000b produced annually

24-30 months aging after 2nd fermentation, 3-6 months aging after disgorging

a harmonious blend of different soils improved by the addition of some reserve wines

fine mousse, with plenty of citric lemon zest

fresh, bright and clean on the palate

 

 

ReserveNV Jean Pernet Reserve Brut Grand Cru Chardonnay

100% Chardonnay Grand Cru from Le Mesnil sur Oger, Oger and Chouilly on limestone soils     hand harvested

Blend of 2010 and 2011 vintages

6 months on fine lees before bottling, 30-36 months in bottle after 2nd fermentation, 3-6 months in bottle after disgorgement

50,000b produced annually

Wonderful sense of purity and minerality with great length and texture

Toasty and rich, elegant and full of finesse

 

 

RoseNV Jean Pernet Brut Rose

Limestone and clay-limestone soils

50% Chardonnay, 45% white wine from Pinot Noir, 5% red Pinot Noir from the west of Epernay

Blend of 2010 and 2011 vintages

7,500b annual production

Aged 30 months in bottle after 2nd fermentation

Salmon color    yeasty, dry and elegant with a fresh, dry finish

Great food wine

 

 

 

Grand CruNV Jean Pernet Cuvee Prestige Grand Cru Chardonnay

Limestone soils in Le Mesnil sur Oger    40-45 year old vines    100% Chardonnay Grand Cru

Blend of 2008 and 2009 vintages

Only first press juice

6 months on fine lees before bottling

42 months in bottle after 2nd fermentation

6 months in cellar after disgorgement

6,000b annual production

Very fine aromatics

Great concentration and length

Smooth, elegant and rich

Demonstrates clearly why it is beneficial to age great Champagne

 

 

Chardonnay Grand Cru2008 Jean Pernet Chardonnay Grand Cru

Limestone soils in Le Mesnil sur Oger, 40 year old vines

100% Chardonnay Grand Cru

Fermented 70% in temperature controlled stainless steel, 30% in barrels     aged 6 months on fine lees before bottling

Aged 48 months in bottle after 2nd fermentation and 6 months after disgorgement

8,500b annual production

Expressive and fresh bouquet

Powerful, intense presentation on palate, great acidity and balance, layers of lemon-citrus

Fresh, bright, clean finish

Exceptionally fine Champagne