Behind the Label
- The Maison
Dom Pérignon has mastered the art of assemblage, or blending technique. By selecting only the best grapes from a single year, the maison upholds the method discovered by Benedictine monk Dom Pierre Pérignon to create a breathtakingly distinctive, fresh and intense champagne.
The spiritual father of champagne
In Dom Pierre Pérignon’s search for perfection, he discovered a method for creating a sparkling wine so refined that legend has it he exclaimed, “Come quickly, I am drinking the stars!” The techniques of the spiritual father of champagne are still used in the méthode champenoise today.
The art of plénitude
Overseen by Cellar Master Richard Geoffroy, the maison ensures each vintage only goes through the disgorging process, where its sediment removed, once it has reached its plénitude – one of three peak levels of expression. The first plenitude occurs after around nine years, the second (P2) seven years later and the final (P3) after 25 years.
Exclusive plots for outstanding assemblage
Only the best pinot noir and chardonnay grapes are used to create Dom Pérignon’s vintage blancs and rosés. Vineyards across the 17 grands crus of Champagne and the legendary premier cru of Hautvillers help to create champagnes with the perfect balance of richness and finesse.