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Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003 - Plénitude 2

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  • Product Details

    This exceptionally rare release pushes Dom Pérignon's voluptuous 2003 vintage to new heights. Filled with a fresh energy and a dark intensity, the champagne has reached its second plénitude – the point at which it evolves into a different expression. This is a physical wine. It calls to you and draws you in. After 15 years on its lees, the P2 boasts an even greater longevity. So, while its dried fruit and dark spice aromas and muscular salinity are exquisite today, it is also ideal for the cellar.
  • How to enjoy

    • Service temperature - 10-12°C
    • When to drink - Drink now through 2030+
    • Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (10-15°C), dark place, and away from vibrations
    • Closure - Cork
    • Health warning - Contains sulphites
    • Alcohol by volume - 12.5 % Vol.
  • Blend and Origin

    With ripening accelerated by the heat and low grape yield, harvesting began on the August 21. It was the earliest Champagne harvest since 1822, producing a ripe and healthy crop. Ultimately, the contrasting weather conditions during the year resulted in remarkably luscious, highly concentrated grapes, recalling the legendary vintages of 1947, 1959 and 1976.


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Elevated to its second life

A historic vintage
A historic vintage

The year 2003 was unforgettable in Champagne, as climate change had its greatest impact to date. In spring, frosts ravaged the Côte des Blancs, followed by a raging heatwave in August. The decision to pick the grapes early was essential, marking the beginning of intense rains. Once in the winery, the grapes showed astonishing levels of ripeness, allowing Vincent Chaperon and his team to experiment with the juice, first allowing a small amount of oxidation to soften tannins and then increasing the pinot noir in the blend to balance the riper chardonnays. Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003 - Plénitude 2 offers a new experience of this vintage, and a reinterpretation of Dom Pérignon.

What are the plénitudes?
What are the plénitudes?

Only ever a vintage champagne, Dom Pérignon expresses the character of the year and that of the maison in each singular creation. Each of these evolves not in a linear fashion, but through successive windows of expression – the plénitudes – when a wine reaches a new level of greatness. The first plénitude occurs after around eight years, when it released as a vintage. Yet, left on its lees longer still, a wine can scale new heights to reach P2 – the revered second plénitude.

The story of an evolution
The story of an evolution

On its journey to P2, the 2003 spent 17 years patiently ageing in Dom Pérignon’s cellars, until its harmonious transformation was complete. The wine’s extra-long maturation on the lees filled it with a new depth – and gifted it an increased potential for ageing. Bottled so connoisseurs may indulge in its rare intensity, or lay it down in their own cellars for years to come, Dom Pérignon 2003 – P2, gives second life to an extraordinary vintage.

Elevated to its second life

A historic vintage
A historic vintage

The year 2003 was unforgettable in Champagne, as climate change had its greatest impact to date. In spring, frosts ravaged the Côte des Blancs, followed by a raging heatwave in August. The decision to pick the grapes early was essential, marking the beginning of intense rains. Once in the winery, the grapes showed astonishing levels of ripeness, allowing Vincent Chaperon and his team to experiment with the juice, first allowing a small amount of oxidation to soften tannins and then increasing the pinot noir in the blend to balance the riper chardonnays. Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003 - Plénitude 2 offers a new experience of this vintage, and a reinterpretation of Dom Pérignon.

What are the plénitudes?
What are the plénitudes?

Only ever a vintage champagne, Dom Pérignon expresses the character of the year and that of the maison in each singular creation. Each of these evolves not in a linear fashion, but through successive windows of expression – the plénitudes – when a wine reaches a new level of greatness. The first plénitude occurs after around eight years, when it released as a vintage. Yet, left on its lees longer still, a wine can scale new heights to reach P2 – the revered second plénitude.

The story of an evolution
The story of an evolution

On its journey to P2, the 2003 spent 17 years patiently ageing in Dom Pérignon’s cellars, until its harmonious transformation was complete. The wine’s extra-long maturation on the lees filled it with a new depth – and gifted it an increased potential for ageing. Bottled so connoisseurs may indulge in its rare intensity, or lay it down in their own cellars for years to come, Dom Pérignon 2003 – P2, gives second life to an extraordinary vintage.

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