Founded in 1812 Laurent-Perrier is still family owned and produces a comparative small amount of Champagne compared to some of the other Grande Marques. As recently as the late 1940’s they produced as few as 80,000 bottles a year but nowadays annual production is nearer 100 times that figure – but that’s still a fraction of the likes of Moet who make around 30 million bottles per year! Laurent-Perrier are based in Tours-sur-Marne, ideally situated at the crossroads of the three main wine growing areas of the Marne département: the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs. It is also one of the 17 Champagne villages ranked in the prestigious Grand Cru area.