A Champagne of great distinction, history and highest standards of excellence are celebrated in every bottle.
Dom Pierre Perignon, the Benedictine monk for whom this bubbly was named is erroneously credited with the invention of Champagne, but this is not the case. While his involvement was instrumental in many advances in its production and quality including the use of thicker bottles to prevent their explosion, Champagne’s existence predates him. Dom Perignon wine is the prestige cuvee of the Moet et Chandon line of champagnes.
Dom Perignon is a vintage Champagne meaning that the wine produced only uses grapes harvested that year. It is rare for a vintage to be produced three years in a row. This has only happened twice happening in 1969, 1970 and 1971, and in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
DOM PERIGNON 2002 VINTAGE
Unparalleled taste and Champagne drinking experience lie in a truly matured Champagne. In drinking the Dom Perignon Vintage 2002 the palate is met with a complexity, smoothness and palate dancing liquid luxury drinking experience.
From the Dom Perignon website and the Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy’s Tasting Notes:
The 2002 Harvest
The spring was warm and dry, with no significant frost and near-perfect flowering. The summer was marked by long sunny periods, interspersed with regular cloudy and rainy spells. The unexpectedly perfect weather just before the harvest compensated for the heavy rains of late August and early September. The vines were in good health, and the dehydration of the grape berries helped them reach new heights of ripeness. The harvest began between September 12 and 28.
You can taste the sunshine in this amazing Champagne. The 2002 vintage is truly one Champagne to add to your must-try list!