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Dom Perignon is one the most prestigious of Champagnes, produced by Moet et Chandon. Named after a Benedictine monk, who is thought to be one of the first winemaking pioneers. Legend has it that he would blend grapes in order to gain complexity and balance. He was also said to be the first to use cork closure for bottles. Who better to be the namesake of the great Champagne, Dom Perignon.
Grey and overcast weather dominated the season of 2008, threatening the ripening of the grapes. Due to this, most Champagne growers thought it would be a terrible vintage. When harvest started, the weather changed and all of a sudden the conditions were perfect. With perfectly ripe grapes that had excellent levels of acidity, the 2008 Dom Perignon turned out to be one of the greats.
White flowers, citrus and stone fruit aromas dominate with hints of aniseed, spicy wood and toast. In addition, the palate reflects the nose with pure fruit and great backbone of acidity. Fine beads tickle the tongue with persistent mousse.
Enjoy with spicy mussels and delicate cured Kingfish.
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