Marks and reviews
Dom Pérignon Champagne owes its name to Pierre Perignon, the famous monk and cellar master of the Abbey of Hautvillers in 1668, also known as Dom Pérignon. Legend says that Pierre Pérignon discovered what is known today as the Champagne method. Dom Pérignon is a luminous champagne house that is directly inspired by its founder's philosophy, which is to seek the ultimate perfection of champagne wine.
Dom Pérignon cultivates vines that comprise the Champagne region’s three main grape varieties, namely Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Stemming from absolutely exceptional terroirs, their champagnes are renowned for their quality.
When Dom Pérignon chooses to be a rosé champagne, it is about being bold: daring to break free from the conventions of champagne production, and constantly pushing back the boundaries of creativity.
Springing from the burning desire to stand out from the crowd, Dom Pérignon Rosé captures the original brilliance of red Pinot Noir and its complexity in a bold and assertive blend. During over 12 years, this champagne is the result of a slow and masterful transformation in the cellar, Dom Pérignon Rosé is intense and spontaneous, light yet dark, magnetic.
A grey and cloudy sky hangs over 2008, a unique year in an incredibly giving and sunny decade. Spring and summer were also marked by lack of light and low temperatures. The month of September, belatedly and miraculously, made the vintage. When the harvest began (15th of September), the weather conditions were finally perfect: blazing sunlight and strong north/north-east winds. In order to best take advantage of such a turn of events, the harvest was spread out. The ripeness levels of the grapes had exceeded all expectations, presenting an unprecedented balance. The state of health is impeccable.
The bouquet opens instantly with raspberry and wild strawberry. Pesistent powdery notes of iris and violet immediately blend with the fruit aromas. When breathing in the aromas, we finally notice the emergence of greener nuances, evoking privet, angelica and camphor leaf.
The initial sensations are tactile, full-bodied and silky. They gradually unfold, becoming more firm. The acidic framework, the signature of the vintage, weaves itself into the structure of the Pinot Noir and reveals the very core of the wine. The finish is assertive and lingers with notes of peony and white pepper.