Wines & Spirits
Activities : Champagne
20, avenue de Champagne
BP 140, 51333 Epernay Cedex – France
When Father Pierre Pérignon took over as cellar master at the Benedictine Abbey of Hautvillers in 1668, his avowed goal was "to make the best wine in the world".
For a young monk just 30 years old, it took a visionary spirit and exceptional audacity to pursue such lofty ambitions.
An exact contemporary of Louis XIV, Dom Pérignon transformed the history of wine, just as the Sun King revolutionized the very notion of "art de vivre".
Wine was the medium for their meeting, as the excellence of "Father Pérignon's wine" earned it a place at the king's table.
More than three centuries later, the House of Dom Pérignon perpetuates the visionary approach of its founder, widely considered the spiritual father of Champagne.
Each new vintage is a unique creative act, reinventing the extraordinary style of a wine that only the Chef de Cave may declare a "vintage year".
"The grapes are never the same from one year to the next. If a harvest does not meet Dom Pérignon's unyielding standards, there will be no vintage champagne that year. This isn't a value judgment - it's an aesthetic vision," says Dom Pérignon Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy.
The unique personality of Dom Pérignon is born of this creative commitment.
It is this tension between the distinctive qualities of a year and the timeless spirit that defines Dom Pérignon, an unparalleled sensation that imparts weightlessness, airy richness and suppleness from first impression to the long-lasting finish.
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