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    1 287
  • Producer ranking ?

    46
  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

The Story

DOM PÉRIGNON OENOTHÈQUE

As the custodian of Dom Pérignon’s history and style, Geoffroy watches over a few samples of each vintage in his OEnothèque, the Chef de Cave’s wine cellar. In the OEnothèque, the wine continues to mature for years and even decades, and is reborn with each metamorphosis of time, for Dom Pérignon is unanimously recognized for its impressive aging potential. As Geoffroy puts it, “Dom Pérignon OEnothèque is the ultimate expression of a wine whose style defies time.”

Geoffroy’s commitment to the OEnothèque program, which began with the 1990 Vintage, involves ongoing personal research on each vintage. The effect of time on the bottled wine retains its share of mystery and surprise even for him.

Dom Pérignon keeps pushing one step further, sometimes rewriting the rules, to pave the path for renewed experiences. So does Œnothèque, glorifying the exclusive process of actively aging a wine on its lees to offer a magnified style through re-releases. Œnothèque prolongs the character of the original Vintage wine, coming ever closer to the ideal of Dom Pérignon. The patience of wine lovers is now rewarded with a deeper, more intimate discovery and perception of Dom Pérignon. The current Vintage is put in proper perspective by giving a glimpse of the aging potential. It would now be virtually impossible for me to imagine Dom Pérignon without its Œnothèque expression.

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Vintage 1990

Oenothèque 1990 Rosé by Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon
Chef de Cave

The 1990 harvest:
After a particularly rapid spurt in vegetation growth, the Champagne region is hit hard by spring frosts in April. Blossoming is therefore difficult in the cold and rainy conditions. Blossom drop and uneven grape development are only compensated by the large number of bunches and the wide branches. A heat wave summer then sets in and remains until the generous downpours in the days leading up to the harvest, (on 11 September). The musts boast an exceptional composition and homogenous quality; throughout the Champagne region.

The eyes:
Copper pink in colour with coral reflections.

On the nose:
The bouquet is complex and warm, with an exotic combination of papaya, crystallised orange, curry leaves and sweet spices. Rounded off by marine and roasted notes.

On the palate:
First impressions are full, affectionate, solid and rounded all at once. Carnal, tactile and in full bloom, the wine’s expression is languorous and holds the note magnificently.
The essence | Journey into the essence of a jewel

In a world première, Dom Pérignon Rosé OEnothèque 1990 is the first Dom Pérignon Rosé to join the OEnothèque. Dom Pérignon Rosé OEnothèque remains true to its founding ambition by pushing back Dom Pérignon's creative frontiers even farther. The last 20 years spent in the wine cellar have enhanced the most cherished and intriguing aspects of the Dom Pérignon style.

With its dazzling intensity, warm opulence and infinite depth, Dom Pérignon Rosé OEnothèque is inviting and mysterious, incarnating all the sensuality of Dom Pérignon. Each bottle has been tasted and approved by a Dom Pérignon oenologist. This final stage prior to the wine's release is the guarantee of its singularity and excellence.

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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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