Dom Perignon Champagne owes its name to the famous monk and prosecutor of the Abbey of Hautvillers in 1668, Pierre Perignon, also known as Dom Perignon. It is said that Pierre Perignon discovered what is currently known as the ''champagne method''. Dom Perignon is a luminous champagne house that is directly inspired by its founder's philosophy, which is to attain ultimate perfection.
Dom Perignon cultivates vines that include the Champagne region’s three main grape varieties, namely Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Its champagnes are renowned for stemming from utterly exceptional terroirs.
Dom Perignon Vintage 2010 Blanc x Lady Gaga is the result of a collaboration between Dom Perignon and Lady Gaga and seals the encounter between two creative visions. Lady Gaga, known for her mastery of the art of reinvention, and Dom Perignon, praised for its ability to explore creative boundaries, have created a vintage with an innovative design. A testament to the creative dialogue between Dom Perignon and Lady Gaga, this champagne expresses the quintessence of their shared audacity and inspiration.
The year 2010 was a challenging vintage. The harvest was marked right from the start following the appearance of botrytis in the Pinot Noir grapes and consequently part of the crop had to be sacrificed in order to save the best plots. Nevertheless, thanks to the evolution over the rest of the year and the decisions taken by the house, the vintage’s precious champagnes show a balance that combines both vigor and grace.
The vinification and aging
Dom Perignon Vintage is produced from the harvest of a single year, and thus guarantees a firm commitment to the vintage. The aesthetic and sensory ideal offered by Dom Perignon champagnes is attained after 8 long years. In the darkness of the cellar, the bottles of each vintage preserve the wine which, in contact with the yeast, undergoes a slow transformation to obtain a harmonious expression that is the signature style of Dom Perignon.
The vintage’s bouquet immediately reveals radiant sweet aromas through the expression of tropical fruits such as green mango, melon and pineapple. Followed by subtle notes of orange zest and tangerine. A pleasant sensation carried by scents of peony, jasmine and lilac fill the nose. Dom Perignon Vintage 2010 White x Lady Gaga exudes the freshness of flowers after a rainfall.
Dom Perignon Vintage 2010 Blanc x Lady Gaga is a full and bold champagne. The structure fully unfolds in the mouth and is generous, firm and structured. It then tightens with notes of spice and pepper, giving the wine a vibrant style. The grandiose energy of this wine leads to a deliciously saline finish.
Food and wine pairing
Dom Perignon Vintage 2010 White x Lady Gaga is destined to be paired with prawn carpaccios, grilled langoustines and turbot. This vintage will also complement mushroom tartlets, duck confit, cuttlefish and mango.