Dom Pérignons winemaking philosophy is minimalist, free of artifice, and oxidation is the sworn enemy. The blend is the foundation of the Dom Pérignon signature. It is guided by timeless principles. Slow and long maturation on the lees is the price that has to be paid to make Dom Pérignon stand out as one of the most complex of all wines. Dom Pérignon has the exclusive privilege of being able to select grapes from all 17 Grands Crus and the Hautvillers Premier cru. Notes of guava and spicy green grapefruit zest combine with stone fruit: white peach and nectarine. The wine opens up, with the whole complemented by woody vanilla and warm, lightly toasted brioche.
In 1668, Dom Pierre Pérignon, a Benedictine monk was appointed procurator at the Abbey of Hautvillers. In this region with a long winemaking history, monasteries took charge of cultivating the vineyards and making wine. All creative processes have their constraints. Dom Pérignon’s constraint is the vintage. Their commitment to vintage is absolute: Dom Pérignon can only be produced from the harvest of a single year. Dom Pérignon transcends reality into an extra-ordinary experience which elevates and empowers.