ABOUT THE WINE
Established in 1743 by Claude Moët, Moët et Chandon is one of the most prominent producers in Champagne, producing around 28 million bottles annually. They were the first Champagne house to produce only sparkling wines, and worked tirelessly to promote the style both in the royal court of France and internationally. The name Dom Perignon, a registered but unused brand under the ownership of Champagne Mercier, came into the possession of Moët in 1927 by marriage. In 1936 a short-release of older-vintage wine caused a stir in the press, and Marketing Director Robert-Jean de Vogüé struck upon the idea of releasing an expensive prestige cuvee under the Dom Perignon brand. This cuvee was, initially, simply a re-bottling of the Moet 1921 vintage, but from 1943 the brand became increasingly separate from the rest of the company. Vineyards, some of the finest in the region, have been purchased exclusively to produce Dom Perignon; production quantities, a closely-guarded secret, are likely in excess of 2 million bottles from each vintage.
Pink coral colour with russet highlights. Wild strawberry aromas are followed by peachy notes of summer and dark spice. The palate is full of ripe red fruit, with a hint of smoke on the finish.
Forward and expressive, there is an early pleasure to be had here paired with roast monkfish and Beaufort cheese.
A challenging vintage, necessitating greater use of Pinot noir in the blend to produce a rich, expressive style of Dom Perignon rosé.
ABOUT THE WINE