You must have heard of the Dom Perignon champagne as classy wine that is available in a unique green bottle. Some people just like to drink it others take it as a symbol status.
However did you know that Dom Perignon was in reality a person? He was a French Benedictine who lived in the 16th and 17th century; and he used to work at an abbey in o’ville, which is situated in the champagne region.
His job was that of a wine cellar keeper and he had amazing winemaking expertise. He is credited for inventing the expensive champagne because of his consistent efforts to improve the quality
Advent of Dom Perignon:
An unintended and accidental fermentation of the wine led to the formation of the world famous Dom Perignon champagne. What started off as an accident; was later refined and put into the right wine making process to create this vintage drink. These bottles are made of thicker glass and the corks are secured tightly to ensure that it doesn’t explode at anytime.
When the monk died in 1715; the champagne was already in vogue at many of the Europe’s royal courts. It was considered as one of the most luxurious wines in the world. In 1794, Moët et Chandon took over the Abbey of Hautvillers, and continued producing high quality champagnes that was pioneer as Dom Perignon champagne. It was not till 1937 that Moët et Chandon released the first vintage of its prestigious Dom Perignon champagne, after getting the trademark rights from Eugène Mercier.
Specialty of the grapes used:
The Dom Perignon vintage champagne boasts a fantastic mix of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. If you are a wine enthusiast then you would know that in cases of most vintages, the majority of the fruits come from Grand Cru vineyards of Chouilly, Cramant, Verzenay, Mailly, Aÿ, Bouzy, Avize and Le Mesnil. Some of these fruits also come from Premier Cru vineyards, in Hautvillers. In certain cases, Dom Perignon may be created exclusively with fruits picked from all the seventeen of Champagne’s Grand Crus.
Unique facts of Dom Perignon Champagne:
According to Dom Pérignon, the Chef at Cave Richard Geoffroy, grapes are never of the same quality every year, and if the harvests don’t meet the required quality standards then there are no vintage champagne created that year. The unique personality of Dom Pérignon is born of this creative commitment.
Exclusive viticulture and vinification:
Dom Perignon champagne is created only in the years that are considered favorable. The wine making process includes a meticulous selection practice in the vineyards and winery to make sure that the finest grapes are used for the making of this special wine that tastes so rich and fine!