Dom Pérignon is a prestigious champagne brand initially founded by Moet & Chandon. The first harvest dates back to 1921, even if the first marketing took place only in 1936 following the Great Depression and the collapse of champagne sales; the production is made only in the best years. Usually the bottles are placed on the market at least 8 years after the harvest for the Brut, at least 12 for the Rosé.
It is produced according to the so-called methode champenoise or classic method, a method in which the wine substantially undergoes two different fermentations: the first, the alcoholic one (which it shares with the rest of the wines) takes place in vats for fermentation; the second instead takes place directly in the bottle and ensures that during this second procedure, thanks to particular yeasts, the wine also develops carbon dioxide (which will then give life to the famous bubbles when uncorked).
It has a brilliant straw yellow color, with a fine and persistent perlage. Intense on the nose, with aromas of fresh yellow-fleshed fruit and citrus fruits, followed by more complex notes of yeast, toasted sweet almond and some iodized hints. Soft in the mouth, but with considerable power; the fruity notes are clearly perceived together with the more mature and salty ones.
It is the ideal companion for a special evening with friends and/or special people. It can also go very well with dishes that deliberately seek a very particular contrast or texture; to try with fish tartare such as amberjack or tuna also flavored with citrus fruits.