Dom Perignon Vintage Champagne is the prestige offering from the Moët & Chandon House. Dom Perignon wears the crown as one of the world's finest and most elegant champagnes; a prestigious commendation that is entirely deserved. This label draws its name from the 17th Century Benedictine Monk, Dom Perignon, who perfected the mastery of quality champagne production, and his methods have been altered precious little since then.
Dom Pérignon is vintage champagne only. Each Vintage wine is created from the finest grapes grown in one single year. Reinventing itself by interpreting the unique character of the seasons. Daring not to release a Vintage if the harvest does not meet its ideal. After at least eight years of elaboration in the cellars, the wine then embodies the perfect balance of Dom Perignon, its greatest promise. This is Dom Perignon Vintage, the plenitude of harmony.
THE 2006 HARVEST...
The weather in 2006 was mixed, but warm and dry overall. While July was scorching hot, August was unusually cool and wet. The almost summery weather in September made the vintage possible by drying out the few patches of botrytis and maturing the grapes far more than usual. The harvest began on September 11 and lasted nearly four weeks.
Tasting Note: The immediate impression is of the mildness of the pure, airy, bright bouquet. A floral, fruity pastel tone then unfolds and quickly darkens into candied fruit, ripe hay and toasted notes, along with hints of licorice.