Vintage 2008

Vintage

2008

Harmony achieved

Dom Pérignon is vintage champagne only.
Each vintage is a creation, singular and unique, that expresses both the character of the year, and the character of Dom Pérignon.

After at least eight years of elaboration in the cellars, the wine embodies the perfect balance of Dom Pérignon, the Plénitude of harmony.

2008: A CHAMPAGNE MIRACLE

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.

To the bracing acidity, concision and aromatic purity expected of the 2008 vintage, Dom Pérignon adds depth, density and complexity. The light is warmer and less harsh.

ON THE NOSE

The opening bouquet is complex and luminous, a mingling of white flowers, citrus and stone fruit. The overall effect is enhanced by the freshness of aniseed and crushed mint. The final aromas offered by the wine are starting to show spicy, woody and roasted notes.

ON THE PALATE

After a long period of reluctance, the wine is finally opening up. There is complete balance between the nose and the palate. Its slender, minimalist, pure, toned, athletic character is now also expressed with warmth. The fruit is pronounced and clear. The vintage's characteristic acidity is remarkably well integrated. Its persistence is mainly aromatic, grey, smoky and highly promising.

FOOD PAIRING

The wine enjoys duality: warmth & freshness, meat & iodine pairings, cooked & raw. Spices enhance and accentuate 2008’s effervescence and densify the wine. Dom Pérignon likes playful experiences: culinary art, textures, and matters.

Dom Pérignon liberates the 2008 vintage, freeing it from an over-literal interpretation of the canons of champagne.
RICHARD GEOFFROY
DOM PÉRIGNON CHEF DE CAVE

Dom Pérignon Names 
Vincent Chaperon Chef de Cave

On January 1, 2019 Vincent Chaperon will become the Dom Pérignon Chef de Cave. He succeeds Richard Geoffroy, with whom he has been working closely since 2005. This transmission is a compelling milestone in the history of Dom Pérignon, embodying a living heritage. 

Dom Pérignon Vintage 2008 Chef de Cave Legacy Edition celebrates the continuum from Richard Geoffroy to his successor Vincent Chaperon.