All creative processes have their constraints. For Dom Pérignon, it is the vintage. The absolute commitment to bear witness to each year, whatever the challenges may be. Requiring no fewer than 8 years of elaboration, every Dom Pérignon Vintage renews Dom Pérignon’s ideal of harmony. A creative legacy.
For 2010, declaring a vintage was a daunting challenge. A wager won thanks to inspiration and mastery. The harvest began with botrytis affecting the pinot noir, and part of the harvest had to be sacrificed to save the best parcels. The trajectory of the year and the decisions made resulted in a vigorous and graceful balance. The nose evokes both the freshness of an English garden after the rain and lushness of a tropical garden. It has an earthy depth that is affirmed on the palate, tracing a solid, welcoming presence.