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From the famous house of Perrier Jouet, the Grand Brut is a elegant blend of traditional champagne grapes, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir. A sum of it's parts, the vineyards that make up the Grand Brut are all Grand & Premier Cru sites through their holding in Epernay. Made in the house style, the Grand Brut could be served as an aperitif or would pair nicely with scallops or oysters.
No other winemaking region is as closely associated with celebration and romance. Brand-power here is also stronger than other regions, and consumers pay a premium for consistency and reliability. However a new wave of "grower" champagnes is introducing wines of distinction and character. Major varietals include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier.