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.
An incredibly rare wine which is considered by Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy as the “ultimate expression of our expertise”. Made exclusively from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay selected from the Grand Cru vineyards of Ay, Verzenay and Bouzy. On the nose the maturity of the wine is instantly revealed in aromas of dried figs and candid cherries. As it breathes and affirms its personality, it releases notes of honey and toasted bread. On the palate the impression of density, vigour and precision predominates. The finish is firm, underlined with a spiciness lightly scented with vanilla. Only released after a minimum 9 years in bottle.