DOM PERIGNON

DOM PERIGNON

CHAMPAGNE
Owner:
LVMH
Manager:
Richard Geoffroy (Chef de Cave)
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Dom Pérignon is a vibrant, living, perpetually renewed homage that evokes Dom Pierre Pérignon, the spiritual father of champagne, who referred to his wine as “the best wine in the world".
DOM PERIGNON

One must have a visionary spirit and an exceptional sense of daring to embody true ambition. This is the gift of Dom Pierre Pérignon. In 1668, the young monk Pierre Pérignon takes office as the cellarer and procurator of the Benedictine abbey of Hautvillers on the northern slopes of the Marne, in the heart of Champagne. Under his watch, the abbey prospers, especially its vineyards. Until his death in 1715, he makes no exception to his ambitions for perfection, to create "the best wine in the world" as said in his own words on September 29, 1694. Dom Pierre Pérignon invents, perfects, and passes on the enhanced techniques to create a wine whose reputation is second to none. "Father Pérignon's wine" acquired such a reputation for excellence that the wine merchants of His Majesty the Sun King soon brought word of it to the Royal Court at Versailles.
Today, Richard Geoffroy, Chef de Cave and Creator of Dom Pérignon Vintages, perpetuates the spirit of Dom Pierre Pérignon. Dom Pérignon is a brand produced by Moët & Chandon, the co-owners of LVMH.

The core of the blend is the eight historical Grands Crus – Aÿ, Bouzy, Verzenay, Mailly, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize, Le Mesnil – plus the legendary Hautvillers Premier Cru. But Dom Pérignon also has the unique privilège of being able to select grapes from all 17 Grands Crus of Champagne.
The assemblage is the foundation of the Dom Pérignon style. Its principles have always taken precedence over winemaking techniques. Dom Pérignon is striving for an ideal. There can only be one Blanc assemblage and one Rosé assemblage for each vintage. Dom Pérignon is one and indivisible. Using Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, they play with contrasts and complementary elements to create tension, giving birth to Dom Pérignon’s highly intriguing contrast.

Dom Pérignon is a perfect blending and delicate fine-tuning that finds its harmony by reinventing the mingling of ‘white’ and ‘black’ grapes from the two classic Dom Pérignon varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The commitment to vintages is absolute. Dom Pérignon is reinvented with every vintage, daring to take risks. That is the cost of revealing the wine’s extra "soul", even if it means not declaring a vintage.

"We must express our ideal, our singularity, striving always towards an absolute. It is a quest without end, where the inspiration keeps its mystery, for Dom Pérignon to reinvent itself with each vintage" - Richard Geoffroy, Chef de Cave, Dom Pérignon.