Country – France
Region – Champagne
Grape Variety – Chadonnay and Pinot Noir
Retail – £150
Food Pairing – Any savoury dish or fish dish
Dom Perignon was the 17th century Benedictine monk who has gone down in history as the person who “invented” champagne. His name was originally registered by Eugene Mercier. He sold the brand name to Moet & Chandon which used it as the name for its prestige cuvee, which was first released in 1937. A vigorous selection process in both the vineyard and winery ensures that only the best grapes go into Dom Perignon champagne. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes are used in roughly equal proportions without one variety dominating the other.
July is a very special month for me when it comes to celebration. I celebrate three important milestones in my life. I celebrate my birthday, the day day I met my husband and the day we got married. To celebrate this month I chose the Vintage 2008 Dom Perignon champagne. It is such a fabulous champagne and I must admit has become my dreamy go to champagne. It has so much substance, freshness and ripeness. The finish is rich, smooth and pure luxury. I love to pair my wines with meals but when it comes to champagne I prefer to enjoy it after dinner with fruits or chocolates. A real treat when you deserve something special.