Dom Pérignon Rosé Featured

Luminous, complex and bold, Dom Pérignon Rosé is the label's most daring and intriguing expression
by 25 May 2011

Dom Pérignon Rosé is made from the purest fruit: the rarest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Only a handful of the finest grands crus vineyards have the soil and exposure that help them to attain their fullest expression. Almost ten years of aging on the lees in the Dom Pérignon cellars brings out the wine's fresh, fruity vibrancy and maturity, enabling it to reach the desired intensity and complexity.

Chef de Cave Dom Pérignon Richard Geoffroy describes Dom Pérignon Rosé as an "extraverted wine that gives the Pinot Noir grape its due, almost to the point of contradiction, since the heart of the Dom Pérignon spirit is to achieve a perfect balance between white and black grapes. That is what makes it so tantalizing."

The first bottles of Dom Pérignon Rosé were laid down in the cellar in 1959. This vintage was released in 1971, during the 2500th anniversary of the foundation of the Persian Empire by Cyrus the Great. On that occasion, 863 magnums of Dom Pérignon Rosé were served to the crowned heads attending a magnificent dinner in Persepolis.

Thus, for the first time, Dom Pérignon Rosé made its discreet presence felt at the most prestigious of events. This uniqueness, together with its outstanding staying power, makes it one of the world's most highly prized wines. Indeed, in 2008, two bottles of the historic 1959 Vintage were sold for $84,700 at an auction in New York.

Another historic record was set at a Sotheby’s sale in Hong Kong in 2010. The 30 bottles lot of Rosé Œnothèque, which was a world premiere release from the reserve cellar, consisted of bottles and magnums from 1966, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1988 and 1990 and achieved HK$1,331,000/US$170,641. This set the world auction record for a single lot of champagne and proved the amazing ageing capacity of Dom Pérignon Rosé.

For the release of the exceptional millennium Rosé Vintage, Dom Pérignon has created the limited edition “Stunning Label.” It is a tribute to the Dom Pérignon Rosé style at its best and the creation of a sensorial experience through colour, light and reflection. For Richard Geoffroy, Chef de Cave Dom Pérignon, “its rareness and bold character make it a stunning wine.”

This preciousness and stunning character of the wine is reflected in the special creation of the Dom Pérignon bottle label, which has long become an icon in its own right. It has been enhanced for this limited edition by immersing it in rose gold metal. Crafted and applied by hand, it is an expression of Dom Pérignon’s eternal quest for excellence and perfection. It also represents the richness and opulence of the wine, described by Richard Geoffroy as “a bold spirit that demands to accept the challenge, to take the next step.”

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