2008 Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon Rose

2008 Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon Rose

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  • Type: Sparkling Rosé
  • Grape: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Champagne
Established in 1743 by Claude Moët, Moët et Chandon emerged as a venerated player in the world of Champagne, crafting a staggering 28 million bottles each year. They pioneered the focus solely on the production of sparkling wines, earning accolades amongst the French royal court and international connoisseurs. The esteemed Dom Perignon brand merged with Moët's portfolio in 1927 through a serendipitous matrimonial alliance. A surprise stir caused by the release of an older-vintage wine in 1936 sparked the ingenuity of Marketing Director Robert-Jean de Vogüé, leading to the creation of an elite Cuvee under the Dom Perignon label. Initially, it was a reinvention of the 1921 Moët vintage, but from 1943 onwards, the brand began to differentiate from its progenitor. Dom Perignon's exclusive vineyards, home to some of the region's finest grapes, produce each vintage in secretive quantities speculated to exceed 2 million bottles.

A stunning synergy of 59% Pinot Noir & 41% Chardonnay, the 2008 vintage hints at the redolence of Pinot power and Champs de Linotte red wine from Hautvillers and Vauzelles in Aÿ. Despite an initial lackluster start, the year delivered beautifully mature and well-rounded fruit. The bouquet unfolds with the enchanting allure of raspberries and wild strawberries, shortly accompanied by the persistent fragrances of iris and violet. As the aromatic journey continues, leafy-green impressions follow – privet, angelica, and camphor. The flavor profile balances on an acidic foundation, unveiling full-bodied, silky tones that crescendo into bold dimensions, softened by a sweet, floral, and peppery denouement. The palate is firm and structured, with an attractive salinity and an interplay of fruity, floral, and spicy nuances, promising longevity and charm.

The champagne is perfectly complemented by savoury dishes such as roasted duck with cherry glaze, seafood pasta in creamy sauce, or a fine selection of matured cheeses.

Dom Perignon, a Benedictine monk and cellar master at the Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers, was tasked with an ironic mission - to eliminate the bubbles from the semi-sweet red wines that brought fame to the Champagne region. His efforts greatly influenced winemaking in the region, despite not pioneering the Champagne method. The 2008 Dom Perignon Rose is a testament to the enduring legacy of its namesake, encapsulating the unique conditions of its vintage.

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