Dom Pérignon has announced the launch of the Atelier Dom Pérignon, an immersive experience that lets wine lovers discover its unique heritage, the alliance of an exceptional terroir and centuries-old savoir-faire. This educational tour into the heart of the Champagne House’s best-guarded secrets begins in June 2015.
The Abbey of Saint-Pierre d’Hautvillers overlooks the Marne Valley in the heart of Champagne, nestled on the Montagne de Reims slopes. Rich in history, this site is where in the 17th century the monk Dom Pierre Pérignon discovered and perfected the techniques that would give birth to the champagne we know and love today. The Abbey continues to play a central role in the process of creating Dom Pérignon vintages, offering an ideal setting to inspire Richard Geoffroy, the chef de cave who since 1990 has pursued the same ambition as the monk Pierre Pérignon: make “the best wine in the world”.
To share its unique savoir-faire, Dom Pérignon is for the first time lifting the veil on its secrets with the Atelier Dom Pérignon, an exceptional tour and tasting experience that begins in June 2015. During a day-long workshop, 12 participants will have a chance to taste the three Plénitudes of Dom Pérignon: Dom Pérignon vintage 2005, Dom Pérignon P2 1998, and Dom Pérignon P3 1982, as well as Dom Pérignon rosé 2004.
The session includes instruction on technical tastings of wines, emphasizing both the nose and the mouth, plus an introduction to wine and food pairings. There is also an amazing digital and sensory experience in the “Blackbox”, plus a tour of the vineyards and the Abbaye d’Hautvillers. This exceptional immersion into a nexus of expertise brings Dom Pérignon aficionados a unique chance to meld senses and knowledge.
Fourteen exclusive Atelier Dom Pérignon sessions will be scheduled for this inaugural year.
For more information: www.domperignon.com