Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003

Cuvee: Prestige Cuvée
Vintage: 2003
Vintage 2003 was a real challenge, given the particularly cold, dry and severe winter followed by a torrid summer, the hottest for 53 years. It was hence difficult to find the Dom Pérignon style, with a harvest that, if miraculously escaped the frost and hail, was then subjected to such an intense heat. Despite all, Chef the Cave Richard Geoffrey chose to take the risk: the harvest was the earliest on record, until 2011 and he elected to use more Pinot Noir than is typically the case within a Dom Pérignon, in fact 2003 Vintage 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. The result is a wine of remarkable intensity, powerful and vinous loaded with fruit, structure and personality.

The Blend
60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Dosage: 6g/l

Tasting Notes
Eye: Pale yellow gold with a very active, tiny bead

Nose: The nose shows relatively ripe aromas of pear, peach, toasted bread and honey: after sweet, bright floral notes and the lively minerality so typical of Dom Pérignon, there are notes of candied fruit, plants, camphor leaf and finally of the dark hints of spices and liquorice root.

Palate: Ripe and densely packed but lively, with rich aromas of honey, brioche and hints of vanilla. Bright citrus, peach flavors and deeper notes of anise and fig. On the finish that retained elegance, freshness, finesse and complexity

Food Pairing
Truffled eggs, caviar on beetroot jelly, saffron risotto and foie gras