Holding true to its legacy, the Dom Pérignon label has unveiled its 2006 vintage, which is its fifth successive vintage champagne.
Vintage champagne relies on the complexities of the ripeness of the harvest. As the weather changes around the year, the vines experience changes resulting in difference in the ripeness of the grapes as well as their quality and quantity. The harvest of 2006 had been superlative, which made the wine juicy and succulent. 2006 was a year of climactic fluctuations that witnessed a heat wave in July followed by a cool down in August. The patience and perseverance of the harvesters paid off with the change in weather in September. In a typical Dom Pérignon style, the cellar-based ripening of the 2006 vintage was slow. The first signs of Plénitude were revealed only in 2015. Just like the grapes, the wine, too, took its own sweet time to mature.
The vintage champagne that Dom Pérignon has unveiled has a floral fruity pastel note that unfolds and quickly darkens into candied fruit, ripe hay and toasted notes, along with hints of licorice. The wine’s palette is complex and edgy. It borders on the silky rather than the creamy side. Its exquisite bitterness is laced with the briny taste of the sea.
Dom Pérignon knows how to pleasure the sense of its discerning patrons and this season it does so with 2006 Vintage Champagne.