Dom Perignon, a Benedictine monk, appointed cellarer in the Hautvillers Abbaye in 1668, marked his time in contributing to the development of champagne, originally designed to be a "still" wine (without bubbles). The advent of Napoleon, a friend of Jean-Remy Chandon in 1804, marks the beginning of an era of uninterrupted commercial success for Moët & Chandon, which is now globally renowned. "The" Dom Perignon, cuvee prestige of the house, is certainly the most famous champagne in the world. Sold from 1936 (the vintage 1921, produced only 300 copies), it experienced immediate worldwide success. This wine, bottled in a particular eighteenth-century flask-shaped bottle, is produced only in the best years. The volume of bottles of Dom Perignon produced is a secret jealously guarded by the LVMH group, now owners of Moët & Chandon.
About the cuvée
The Dom Perignon rosé exudes aromas of sour cherries, various red berries and candied lemons, along with notes of cocoa and mocha. On the palate, it is full bodied and elegant, creamy, delicate and very fruity, offering a fine balance between power and freshness. The long finish brings aromas of grapefruit and an attractive bitterness.
The best vintages for Moët & Chandon Dom Pérignon :
1998, 1996, 1995, 1990, 1988, 1985, 1982, 1976, 1975
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