Dom Pérignon (1639-1715) was a Bénédictin monk born in France. Dom Perignon, known for his brilliant mind, becomes for 47 years, Prosecutor and Administrator of the Cellars of the abbey of Hautvilliers near Reims. At that period, Reims was the town of the sacrament of the kings of France and the wine produced here was famous for mass celebration. Dom Pérignon was a wine expert. May be because he was blind, he was endowed with an outstanding sense of smell and palate. He was able to recognize which grapes came from which vineyards. He had the brilliant idea to assemble the wines between them in such a way that qualities of the ones are added to those of the others. Dom Pérignon knew of the particular characteristic of the white wine of Aÿ, the wine of Champagne.
P2 is called Dom Pérignon his latest champagne. P2 stands for Plénitude Deuxième and means that the 1998 vintage is now arrived on his second maturity stage. The result describes Dom Pérignon as a wine with a concise intensity and dark, mineral character, in which potentiate the typical notes of Dom Pérignon. An inviting nose of toasted almond, candied lemons and jasmine. It seems to have gained energy as the lees build architecture, tension balances richness and the finish seems never ending.