Laurent-Perrier celebrated their 200th anniversary in 2012 as the Official Champagne the London Olympics. It’s a thoroughbred Champagne House.
In 1812 a former cooper and bottler, Alphonse Pierlot, bought two parcels of land – Plaisances and La Tour Glorieux – in Tours-sur-Marne. He left these to Eugene Laurent, who ran the company with his wife. In 1949 Bernard de Nonancourt bought the company and it became one of the largest family owned Champagne Houses. Today, the de Nonancourt family still retains majority ownership.