Perrier-Jouet, based in Epernay, the heart of Champagne, was founded in 1811 by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perrier-Jouet. The estate owns 150 acres of vineyards planted to 56% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier, and 29% Pinot Noir. In addition some 65% of the grapes used by the estate are bought from local growers. Perrier-Jouet is today owned by Pernod Ricard, a global spirits and wine company. Belle Epoque is Perrier-Jouet’s premier Champagne. One of Perrier-Jouet’s distinctive features is its Art Nouveau influenced label. In 1902 the noted French artist Emile Calle designed a bottle and an unapologetically beautiful label for Perrier-Jouet. The label was decorated with swirling, stylized flowers based on the Japanese anemone. The Art Nouveau label is still used today for the house's prestige cuvees.