THE PERFECT HARMONY:
Dom Pérignon creates only Vintage Champagne, made from the best grapes selected in a single vintage.He never stops reinventing himself, to always best interpret the exclusive character of each season. He refuses compromises, giving up the creation of the Millesimato when the harvest is not up to par. After an elaboration of at least eight years, the wine reaches a perfect balance, the most beautiful promise of the Maison. This is Dom Pérignon Vintage, the Plénitude of Harmony.2010. The winter was harsh, the spring dry and late, the summer hot but not excessively. After a particularly sunny decade, this freshness was surprising. Then, two days of deluge stopped this ideal trajectory. In a few days, botrytis developed on the bunches, especially on Pinot Noir.This triggered a race against time. The grapes weren't fully ripe yet, but a decision had to be made - and quickly. Dom Pérignon used all his resources to draw a precise map that verified the maturity and the state of health in each single plot. Every minute was precious.The experience put into practice in this situation has allowed the Maison to save excellent plots cultivated with Pinot Noir. The challenge was accepted and won: Dom Pérignon declared a Vintage literally "saved from the waters": Dom Pérignon Vintage 2010, the result of intuition and mastery.
TASTING NOTES: Giuseppe De Siena
THE NOSE: The sweetness of tropical fruit immediately shines: green mango, melon and pineapple. Then more temperate notes emerge: the tingle of an orange peel, the mist of a mandarin.The wine breathes and its freshness is revealed. Flowering after rain. A tactile sensation of peony, jasmine and lilac.
THE PALATE: The wine quickly reveals its full, rich, intense character. An interesting maturation and a tactile sensation follow the aromatic experience. On the palate the matter takes shape, generous, decisive, controlled. Then it strengthens, making the wine vibrate on spicy and peppery notes.The energy is prolonged, up to a magnificent salty finish.