Pernod Ricard has launched the 2002 vintage of its Champagne Perrier-Jouët Cuvée Belle Epoque.

Category - Champagne, vintage

Available - Now

Location - Luxury and independent retailers, white tablecloth restaurants, bars

Price - GBP102.99

The launch marks the first Perrier-Jouët vintage of the new millenium. The champagne was aged for six years before disgorgement to maintain great balance and freshness, said Pernod.

Herve Deschamps, Cellar Master at Champagne Perrier-Jouët, said the 2002 vintage "reflects the Chardonnays of Cramant and Pinot Noirs of Mailly that have progressively become the markers of the House style".

The launch has been accompanied by a series of work by Japanese art photographer Makiko Takehara, who has produced pieces inspired by Perrier-Jouët through the ages.