Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
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, Vincent Chaperon, Chef de Cave and Richard Geoffroy’s successor, 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.