Dom Perignon is the top cuvee by Moet & Chandon, and only produced in good vintage years. In 1921 the brand name Dom Perignon was used for the first time, although not until 1947 the name referred to a champagne made of exclusive grapes and its own production. 'DP' is made of well ripe fruit picked in sunny vineyards, and is a blend of pinot noir and chardonnay. The blend varies per vintage. After second fermentation the champagne is allowed about eight years on it lees to ripen.
Growing season 2008 started off chilly, but a sunny not too hot summer offered grapes wonderful ripening chances. Relatively cool 2008 is considered one of the best vintage years in the new millennium.
- style: fresh and complex
- pinot noir chardonnay
- cellar aging sur lattes: 8 years
- alc. 12%