At the end of the 17th Century, Dom Pierre Pérignon stated his ambition to create ‘the best wine in the world’. On 29 September 1694, Dom Pierre Pérignon wrote that his mission was to create “the best wine in the world.” He dedicated himself to improving viticulture techniques, perfecting the art blending grapes from different crus, and introduced the gentle and fractional pressing to obtain white wine from black grapes.Ever since, the House of Dom Pérignon has perpetuated this visionary approach instilled by its founder, one that remains a hallmark of true luxury: the constant reinvention of the exceptional.
Under the creative leadership of cellar master Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon is reinvented with every vintage. The miraculous concept of assemblage – the delicate balance between Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – and the commitment to Vintage are instrumental in the act of creation, revealing the wine's extra soul. Precise and tactile to the point of seamlessness, tense through rhythm and vibrancy, vigorous and fresh yet mature, intense and complex – such is the sensual style of Dom Pérignon: so inviting, yet so mysterious...
The core of the blend are the eight historical Grands Crus, Aÿ, Bouzy, Verzenay, Mailly, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Le Mesnil, plus the legendary Hautvillers Premier Cru. Dom Perignon also has the unique privilege of being able to select grapes from all 17 Grands Crus in Champagne. giving birth to Dom Perignon's highly intriguing contrast".
In 1957, Christian Dior invited Stanley Karnow, journalist, to his hôtel particulier in
upscale Passy, located near the Château de la Muette to conduct an interview for Time.
The interview took place over a glass (or two) of Dom Pérignon vintage 1949 in the
magenta upholstered armchairs and under a stilted Bernard Buffet portrait of the
world’s best known fashion designer….
Mr. Dior was also an avid gourmet cook who had his own recipes - Dom Pérignon
played a starring role in such dishes as salmon in aspic with Dom Pérignon, partridge
with Dom Pérignon, sautéed woodcock with Dom Pérignon, and Chicken Dom Pérignon
which called for an entire bottle of the wine.
In 1961, Dom Pérignon Vintage 1949 was served at the dinner given at the U.S. Embassy
in Paris for Charles de Gaulle and John F. Kennedy during the American’s president’s
Harvesting began on 19 September. Was completed quickly. Rot increased sharply during picking, but losses remained limited.