Is it Dom or Don? What are those bottles with the glow-in-the-dark label called? In this article, we take a look at some of clients’ most frequently asked questions about Dom Perignon and we do our best to answer all of them.
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The correct spelling of the name is Dom Pérignon. The champagne brand was named after a Benedictine monk by the name of Dom Pierre Perignon who lived in the 17th century in the Abbey of Hautvillers. As cellar master of the abbey, he believed that hard work brought one closer to God, hence why he set out to create the best wine in the world.
No. Some believe that it was the monk Dom Pierre Perignon who first invented the “methode champenoise” or champagne method, by which sugar is added to wine in order to initiate a second fermentation, resulting in carbon dioxide dissolved as bottles in the glass. Nevertheless, this remains an unproven myth. While the monk is, in fact, responsible for several winemaking innovations (including blending grapes to produce a more balanced wine), the champagne method of secondary fermentation was documented several years before his tenure at the abbey.
You might be asking yourself: How much is Dom Perignon in terms of price? Dom Perignon Champagne price tends to fluctuate significantly because of various influences, such as vintage availability which effects Dom Perignon cost. The Dom Perignon 2010, which is also available in the Dom Perignon Lady Gaga Champagne special edition, tends to cost between $325-400 per standard 750 mL bottle, although the price can also exceed this amount, depending on the edition and availability. For example, the Dom Perignon Vintage 2010 Luminous is priced around $375-450. The Dom Perignon Vintage 2012 Luminous is between $390-450. And the very special Dom Perignon Plenitude P2 champagne is usually between $460-550.
No. Technically, Dom Pérignon is the name of a cuvée (or champagne bottling) and not the name of the brand. Dom Perignon is the prestige champagne made by the House of Moet & Chandon brand.
There is no such thing as a “best” Dom Perignon vintage. A bottle of Dom Perignon always contains a unique vintage champagne, meaning that it is always made from the fruit of only one vintage and never a blend of vintages. As the climatic conditions of each vintage are unique, so to is each vintage of Dom Perignon champagne. So while the Dom Perignon 2012 is characterized by a perfect harmony and an energetic palate, the Dom Pérignon Vintage 2010 Champagne stands out for its particularly generous and massive texture on the palate. One is not necessarily better than the other, just different.
The Dom Perignon Champagne Cuvee Vintage Luminous is a very special edition bottling of Dom Perignon Champagne, bearing a label that glows in the dark. Conceived with nighttime celebrations in mind, the bottle has a small switch at the bottom and when turned on, the label emits a flowing luminescence that lasts for around 8 to 10 hours. The Dom Perignon Luminous bottle is available for the Dom Perignon Vintage (white) and Dom Perignon Rosé champagnes.
First released in 1959, the Dom Perignon Rose Champagne is a single-vintage rosé champagne made from a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. It is often more expensive than its white vintage champagne counterpart. This rosé champagne sees the light of day only after nearly 12 years spent in the cellars of Moet & Chandon. Its profile is known to be very ripe and complex, with pure fruit aromas and smoky touches on the nose. One fantastic example is the Dom Pérignon – Champagne Brut Rosé 2006.
Several different editions of Dom Perignon champagne are available on the Millesima USA website and we guarantee ideal storage conditions, as well as a fast and careful delivery. We ship almost everywhere in the United States.
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