DOM PERIGNON Champagne France
Dom Pérignon is a brand of vintage Champagne produced by the Champagne house Moët & Chandon and serves as that house’s prestige champagne.
We commitment to vintages is absolute. Each Dom Pérignon is a true act of creation, made from only the best grapes.
Dom Pérignon is vintage champagne only. Each Vintage wine is created from the finest grapes grown in one single year. Reinventing itself by interpreting the unique character of the seasons. Daring not to release a Vintage if the harvest does not meet its ideal. After at least eight years of elaboration in the cellars, the wine then embodies the perfect balance of Dom Pérignon, its greatest promise. This is Dom Pérignon Vintage, the Plénitude of harmony.
The Dom Pérignon
In fact, Dom Pérignon has to overcome the obstacles of the year in order to truly and fully express its potential. Since the very beginning, the conviction of the Dom Pérignon Chef de Cave has been to witness exceptional vintages. More than an expression it is an ideal. Moreover, it requires knowing how to accept the challenge of the each year without preconception or indulgence. No other Dom Pérignon creation better embodies this principle than Vintage 2005, which we now finally discover in its first Plénitude, after a minimum of nine years of maturation in the cellars. Due to an unusually hot and dry season, 2005 was full of contrasts. August’s heatwave was tempered by September’s coolness and abundant rain. Outbreaks of Botrytis – grey rot – developed on the only Pinot Noir.
Fortunately, this threat was balanced by the good weather that reappeared at the start of the harvest. Nevertheless, it takes much discernment to continue making the right decisions, to face the uncertain, and to preserve Dom Perignon’s wine ideals.