Dom Pérignon champagne owes its name to Pierre Pérignon, the famous monk and cellar master of Abbey de Hautvillers in 1668, who was also known as Dom Pérignon. Legend says that Pierre Pérignon discovered what is known today as the Champagne method. As a point of interest, he taught this method to Benedictine monk, Thierry Ruinart, in 1669, which allowed Ruinart to become the first Champagne house in 1729. Since 1st January 2019, Vincent Chaperon has succeeded Richard Geoffroy as Dom Pérignon’s Cellar Master.
“Time is at the heart of Dom Pérignon’s equation.” It is thanks to the House’s former Cellar Master, Richard Geoffroy, who was the soul of Dom Pérignon for 28 years, that the concept of “Plénitude” was born. Since the expression of a vintage is not fixed in time and evolves in stages, P2, or Deuxième Plénitude, offers a new vision of champagne after more than 15 years of development. A limited numbers of bottles is reserved for Plénitude 2, intended for a longer ripening process.
Following seventeen years of slow maturation in the house's chalk cellars, Dom Pérignon's Plénitude P2 2002 has entered a new era and testifies to the passing of time. The fruit of an exceptional vintage, Plénitude P2 2002 by Dom Pérignon captures the fascinating features of a year that will mark the history of Champagne.
Transformed by years of cellaring and an abundance of patience, this rare champagne has reached the peak of its vitality. Dom Pérignon's Plénitude P2 2002 is ready to unveil its new dimension through the complexity, depth and intensity that only time can bring. Power and richness blend with complexity, delicacy, freshness and minerality.
Warm, gourmet and exotic, the nose exudes echanting and luminous notes. Candied fruit, frangipane and sweet spices are followed by refined notes of saffron. Gradually, the aromatic bouquet becomes more mysterious, more restrained, evolving towards iodine and salt notes.
Dom Pérignon's Plénitude P2 2002 fully expresses itself on the palate, with great opulence while boasting an aerial and gracious expression that evokes the light steps of a ballerina. Sensual and deep, the mouth reveals brilliant fruity aromas, all sublimated by an intense liveliness. The finish seems endless, and the full character of the wine is expressed through saline notes with subtle liquorice flavours.
Plénitude P2 2002 by Dom Pérignon provides an unforgettable experience of a legendary champagne. A harmonic progression that invites you to a moment of plenitude.
Food and wine pairing
A champagne with a bold character, Plénitude P2 2002 by Dom Pérignon showcases its attributes and multiple facets when paired with daring gastronomic combinations, like game.