Champagne Dom Pérignon owes its name to the famous monk and prosecutor of the Abbey of Hautvillers in 1668, Pierre Pérignon (known as Dom Pérignon). According to the legend, Pierre Pérignon discovered what we call today the Champagne method. For the anecdote, he will teach this method in 1669 to the Benedictine Thierry Ruinart who will allow another famous champagne house, the House of Ruinart, to become historically the first Champagne House in 1729.
Dom Pérignon is a luminous Champagne House that is directly inspired by Pierre Pérignon's philosophy, which is based on the search for the ultimate perfection of Champagne wine.
The Dom Pérignon champagne house
The history of the great Champagne House
The history of the Dom Pérignon Champagne House began nearly three centuries ago. Born in 1638 in Sainte-Menehould in Argonne, could Pierre Pérignon have imagined that he would become the "spiritual father of Champagne"? One thing is certain, his name has crossed the centuries by fuelling the debate.
Ordained a priest in 1667, it was in 1668 that Dom Pierre Pérignon took up his post as cellarer at Hautvilliers Abbey. Located not far from Épernay, in the Marne region of Champagne, Hautvilliers Abbey was founded around 650 by the archbishop of Reims, named Saint-Nivard. The magnificent architectural complex, now owned by Moët & Chandon, was renovated under the impetus of Catherine de Médicis in the 16th century, after having been destroyed and rebuilt many times. Upon his arrival, Dom Pierre Pérignon continued the renovation work and built new buildings. Written documents show that he was called "Dom Pierre" or "Dom procureur". In charge of managing the monastic affairs and making the vineyard activity prosper, Dom Pérignon will distinguish himself by his ability to elaborate still wines with grapes coming from "the Mountain" and "the River". Having become blind, it is said that Dom Pérignon tasted grapes from different crus and grape varieties of the Champagne region to make the blends. He was endowed with a great gustatory sensitivity allowing him to identify the typicity of a vintage by being able to classify them according to the year of the harvest.
The imprint on Dom Pérignon Champagnes
Much more than a world-famous brand, "Dom Pé" embodies an emblem of French luxury and above all a unique style. Whether you are an avid wine lover or a curious connoisseur, there is no mistaking it. Dom Pérignon Champagne has that unmistakable chic and unwavering consistency of quality that makes one remember the Dom Pérignon tasting moment.
An iconic champagne, Dom Pérignon is also closely associated with the first James Bond films. In 1962, in James Bond 007 vs. Dr. No, James Bond grabs a bottle of 1955 Dom Pérignon to defend young Honey and puts it back down, ironically declaring "I prefer the 1953"
In addition to the collaborations made in partnership with artists, Dom Pérignon Champagne is discovered in three phases: P1, P2 and P3. This concept of "Plenitude" allows to discover the evolution of a Dom Pérignon Champagne at different stages of its maturation and therefore of its evolution.
From the great Dom Pérignon Vintage 1998 to the Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996 Plénitude 2 without forgetting the Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2006 or the very concentrated Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003, each vintage of Dom Pérignon invites to discover the expression of a year.