Dom PérignonDom Pérignon is only available as a vintage. Only the best grapes are selected. Each vintage is unique and reinterprets the unique character of the seasons. Dom Pérignon reinvents itself with each vintage, always taking risks. Even to the point of not declaring a vintage.
Creation date: 1668
CEO: Berta de Pablos Barbier
Head office: 9, avenue de Champagne, 51200 Epernay - France
In the 17th century, the monk Dom Pierre Pérignon nurtured an ambition to create “the best wine in the world”. This bold and visionary mind even went as far as to earn himself a place at the table of the Sun King, who was won over by the quality of his wine.
Three centuries later, Dom Pérignon perpetuates this exceptional artisan’s vision and work, and he is now considered to be the spiritual father of Champagne. Dom Pérignon vintages are produced using the best grapes on the estate. Each one is a unique creation with a style and an identity which are unique to its vintage: it is down to the Chef de Cave to decide if the vintage will be declared.
This vision is tangible through the subtle balance that characterizes the House Champagnes – an alliance of ripeness, vibrancy, lightness and intensity – giving the wine the potential to age with suppleness and elegance.
Nestled in the heart of Champagne on a hillside overlooking the Marne Valley, the former Benedectine Abbey of Hautvillers is Dom Pérignon’s historic birthplace. It was founded in around 650 by Saint Nivard, the Archbishop of Reims. It was destroyed and rebuilt on several occasions, but finally rose from its ashes in the 16th century with the help of Catherine de Médicis.
It was in this exceptional place that Dom Pierre Pérignon pursued his ambition to create the “best wine in the world” for 47 years.
- 47 number of years Dom Pierre Pérignon spent making Champagne
- 10 number of founding principles guiding the House's winemaking process
- 13°C the ideal temperature for cellaring Dom Pérignon vintages