The thrill of Pinot Noir
Dom Pérignon Rosé is a tribute to Pinot Noir. To work with Pinot Noir continually requires excellence and humility. In that regard, Dom Pérignon Rosé is a paradox to the point of contradiction as it is the perfect balance of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Although it took over ten years to reach the light of day, the color of Dom Pérignon Rosé dares to express all the tension between youth and maturity, between exhibition and restraint.
Dom Pérignon Rosé keeps the Pinot Noir promise by making it sing out loud, on a clear, vibrant and fragile note.
2005: THE THRILL OF PINOT NOIR
Overall, the year was hot and dry, but it was marked by contrasts. The initial enthusiasm generated by a heat wave in August was tempered by rain and cool weather in September. In the end, drastic selection in the vineyard guaranteed a limited volume of exceptional quality, with unprecedented aromatic maturity. The harvest began on September 14.
ON THE NOSE
Tropical notes of guava and curry leaf melt away into more classical ones of zest and very ripe stone fruit. Cocoa and toasted spices complement the whole.
ON THE PALATE
The wine has a bracing vinosity. Its initial richness expands and affirms itself, becoming more physical, powerful and structured. It has remarkable length in the mouth, with a touch of licorice and a backdrop of juicy, bitter blood orange.
Dom Pérignon Rosé 2005 is extremely physical. This tactile sensation reveals itself through a fresh acidity, grainy tannins and sappiness. The vibrant structure of the wine is unveiled when accompanied with seafood such as an elegant langoustine paired with hummus or with a devilled egg, Prunier caviar and raw asparagus salad. Paired with meat, for instance a charred Waygu beef sashimi with chilled spiced turnip greens, Rosé 2005 offers its smoky minerality up front.
FORMER DOM PÉRIGNON CHEF DE CAVE