In autumn 2015 Moddershall Oaks was very proud to announce the start of our relationship with the world-renowned Champagne house, Laurent-Perrier.
The prestige and luxury of Laurent-Perrier cannot be over emphasised so it is with great pleasure that we develop our partnership with them. Here at Moddershall Oaks we are honoured to offer some of the world’s finest products in beautiful Staffordshire surroundings.
Our link with Laurent-Perrier gives us access to a wealth of support and knowledge, enabling us to develop our champagne offering. This includes range tastings and training for all our staff, consultation on food and champagne matching, and the ability to stage Laurent-Perrier tasting dinners, most recently in December 2015.
Laurent-Perrier has a rich history beginning with its founding in 1812 by André Michel Pierlot. In 1881 the House was bequeathed to the Cellar Master Eugène Laurent and took the name Veuve Laurent-Perrier when Mathilde Emilie Perrier, the widow of Eugène Laurent, combined the two family names after she decided to expand the business.
Eugénie Hortense Laurent, her daughter, inherited the House in 1925 and sold it to Marie-Louise Lanson de Nonancourt in 1939. During WWII, Marie-Louise Lanson de Nonancourt ran the business while two of her sons, Maurice and Bernard, joined the French Resistance.
In 1945, Bernard de Nonancourt began an exacting apprenticeship, learning every aspect of winemaking from vine to cellar, before his appointment in October 1948 as Chairman and Chief Executive. At that point, the House was employing around 20 people and shipping 80,000 bottles a year.
Fired by a passion for champagne, a respect for traditional values and, most importantly, for people, Bernard de Nonancourt inspired Laurent-Perrier with his independent spirit and creative audacity. He established privileged working relationships with the grape growers and cleverly combined innovation and tradition. He created the signature Laurent-Perrier style of freshness, lightness and elegance and developed a unique range of champagnes which are today exported to more than 160 countries worldwide.
The Laurent-Perrier range caters for every occasion, whether you want to celebrate with the beautiful Laurent-Perrier 2006 vintage, indulge in afternoon tea with the delicious Laurent-Perrier Demi Sec, enjoy a girlie evening with Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé or impress with the magnificent Grand Siècle by Laurent-Perrier.