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Dom Pérignon produces vintage champagne only. Each vintage is a creation, singular and unique. After at least eight years of ageing in the cellars, the wine embodies the perfect balance of Dom Pérignon.
2008 was dominated by grey, overcast skies - an exception in a decade characterized by bold, generous sunshine. Just when the harvest was getting underway, the weather conditions were finally perfect: blue skies and prolonged north-northeasterly winds. The grapes were riper than anyone dared hope, and had truly outstanding balance. The vines were in perfect health.
Dom Perignon Vintage 2008 enjoys duality: warmth & freshness. Dom Perignon Champagnes make excellent apéritifs but also work well with food. Top tip: spices really enhance the effervescence of the 2008 vintage.
|Type Of Wine:||sparkling wine|
|Vintage:||2008 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Champagne (Champagne, France)|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Chardonnay, Pinot Noir|
|Type Of Sparkling:||Brut|
Elaboration of Dom Perignon Vintage 2008
Dom Perignon Vintage 2008 (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir)
- View: Intense white colour.
- Nose: Complex, with a mixture of white flowers, citrus and stone fruit. The overall effect is enhanced by the freshness of aniseed and crushed mint. The final wine offers aromas of spice, wood and toast.
- Mouth: There is a complete balance between the nose and palate.
VINEYARD: Dom Perignon.
GRAPES: Chardonnay, Pinot noir.
PREPARATION: The vinification uses the traditional Champagne method. The grapes were more mature than anyone dared hope, and had a truly outstanding balance. The vines were in perfect health.
PAIRING: Spicy dishes and cured ham.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8-10 °C
How to serve
The 2008 Dom Pérignon continues to show very well, offering up a pretty bouquet of Anjou pear, fresh peach, citrus oil, fresh pastry, smoke and iodine. On the palate, it's full-bodied, lively and incisive, with an elegantly textural attack and a creamy core of fruit that's underpinned by a bright but nicely integrated spine of acidity. The finish is long, saline and well-defined. As I wrote earlier this year, this is the finest Dom Pérignon since 1996, Richard Geoffroy's push for additional ripeness working well with the late-maturing, high-acid vintage. While it can be appreciated young, the 2008 will really start to blossom with five or six years of bottle age.View more