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Dom Pérignon Rosé Jewel Edition 2002 ChampagneDom Pérignon is the prestige cuvée of prestige cuvées made in amazing volumes yet it has sheer class ensuring it's one of the best of its competitors. The production, style and sheer class of the wines are so distinguishable, the two brands are best considered autonomous. Dom Pérignon is produced on premises in Épernay and is based on a core of Grand Cru villages, including the oldest vines of the Premier Cru of Hautvillers, the historical and spiritual home of Dom Pérignon. 'The Dom' is a wine of tension, power and long-aging endurance and has been the vision of the talented Richard Geoffroy, Chef de Cave, for over two and a half decades. Pierre Pérignon's ambition to make 'the best wine in the world' is embodied by Dom Pérignon Rosé, a jewel of amber, copper, orange and gold created with red wine from exceptional Pinot Noir grapes.
The year 2002 was marked by a warm, dry spring and long sunny stretches with rainy spells. Just before harvest, a final sunny interlude, perfect and unexpected, made it easy to forget the earlier rain. After 10 years in the cellar, Dom Pérignon Rosé 2002 sharpens the paradoxes with this vibrant interpretation, at once luminous and dark, ripe and rich. Beautifully persistent in the mouth, it deploys an airy yet powerful magnetism.
The colour is strikingly pale with a vibrant pink tint. The wine's bouquet offers pomegranate, ripe strawberries and a wisp of pipesmoke. On the palate, the wine is remarkably tactile, with a creamy texture inviting flavours of cherry kernel and roast pecan nuts. A Rosé vintage has perhaps never gone so far and attained such great heights whilst harnessing a great potential for aging; it will become even more stellar over time. "With Dom Pérignon Rosé 2002, we reach for the stars." - Richard Geoffroy, Chef de Cave
Grape Varieties: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Dosage: 6 to 7 g/L
The 2002 vintage Dom Pérignon Rosé has been aptly titled the Dark Jewel, as a result of it's deliciously decadent amber color, which has just enough hints of copper to make it interesting. Add legendary British jeweller and creative director, Stephen Webster, who produced a one off collection of black sapphire encrusted cufflinks and pendants to celebrate the mystique of a dark rosé. You can see a short video about Stephen Webster here
Dom Pérignon Rosé Jewel Edition 2002 Champagne comes with a special metalised label and box as shown in the picture.
Dom Pérignon Rosé Jewel Edition 2002 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles. Dom Perignon Overview Vintage Overviews Grand & Premier Crus Explained
International Wine Cellar,
“Bright orange-pink. A heady, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes candied red berries, blood orange, rose oil and buttered toast, with vibrant mineral and Asian spice nuances adding complexity; smells like a high-class red Burgundy from one of the high-rent Chambolle neighborhoods. Sappy, penetrating raspberry and bitter cherry flavors gain sweetness with air, with notes of orange marmalade and succulent herbs adding complexity. Clings with superb intensity on the smoky, minerally, floral finish.”
“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts in this harmonious version. A delicate bead caresses the mouth, while flavors of currant pâte de fruit, dried apricot, pastry and pickled ginger expand on the palate. Subtly floral, with a fine frame of acidity driving this to the mouthwatering finish of smoky mineral and dried fruit. Drink now through 2030.”
“Pale, but not that pale, tomato. Very, very fine bead. Smells so much more delicate than it looks! Red fruits: redcurrants. Much less crisp and crystalline than the white Dom P 2002 although just as much power. Even a hint of warm tomato leaf on the nose. Quite a substantial, meaty wine. I'm about to serve it as an aperitif but it's really more of a food wine. It even finishes rather savoury. Substance! Very persistent. A big 'un, but certainly very unlike the sweet and sour of most pink champagne. Drink 2012-2022.”
“Unfortunately there is only one new release from Dom Perignon on the market, but what a wine it is! The 2002 Brut Rose explodes from the glass with endless layers of huge, voluptuous fruit, A big, full-bodied wine, the 2002 is probably the most overly vinous, intense Rose ever made by long-time Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy. Layers of cool, insistent minerality balance the fruit beautifully on the crystalline, vivid finish. The 2002 will be nearly impossible to resist young, but take my word for it; the wine is extremely closed right now. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2032.”
An interview with Richard Geoffroy, Dom Perignon Cellar Master wine-searcher.com, 20th March 2013
Dom Perignon Overview
Uniquely only available as a vintage Champagne produced in exceptional years from just two grape varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Dom Pérignon is an iconic wine with an unrivalled heritage.
Nestled in the heart of Champagne on a hillside overlooking the Marne Valley, the Abbey of Hautvillers is the House of Dom Pérignon's historic birthplace. It was founded in around 650 by Saint Nivard, the Archbishop of Reims. It was destroyed and rebuilt on several occasions, but finally rose from its ashes in the 16th century with the help of Catherine de Médicis. It was in this exceptional place that Dom Pérignon pursued his ambition to create the "best wine in the world" for 47 years.
Dom Pierre Pérignon one of the Benedictine Monks, was appointed cellar master and charged with improving the quality of their wine, at a time when most wines of the time were red and Champagne being so northerly, it wasn't really warm enough for red wine production.
At the time this cooler area of France saw later harvests and so the wines often hadn't finished fermentation before the cold winter set in. So this meant the wines which needed bottling to prevent spoiling often still had sweetness. Spring came and warmed up the bottles and the fermentation started again in bottle, often bottles exploded and the fizz was seen as an imperfection. Dom Pierre Pérignon at the time tried hard to improve a number of vineyard practices, grape pressing techniques and brought in stronger glass from England and by default produced cleaner white wines with a light fizz, sealed with a cork, firmly tied down! The Abbey at Hautvillers became an important supplier of wine to events at Reims Cathedral and to the Royal Household.
It was nearly 100 years later in the early 1800 before this process was perfected closer to what we see today and know as Champagne, but much of the practices we see today in making Champagne trace their origins back to Dom Pierre Pérignon's time at the Abbey. In recognition of his work when Dom Pierre Pérignon died in 1715 he was granted special rights to be buried in the abbey, space normally reserved for the Abbots.
The philosophy, vision and spirit of Dom Pérignon are incarnated in his Manifesto, a document which explains the ten basic principles guiding winemaking at the House. Dom Pérignon can only be a vintage and blended. Each year, the Chef de Cave reinvents the House style with different grapes, creating a unique vintage, a perfect balance between the expression of Dom Pérignon and the expression of the vintage itself. It is made using a subtle blend of two grape varieties - Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - which are taken from the very best vineyards in Champagne.
The wines owe their complexity to the slow ripening of the grapes, which conserves freshness while revealing new aromas and new textures with the passing of time. These aromas, which develop in the wines as they are protected from oxygen during the ageing process, guarantee exceptional cellaring potential and a characteristic minerality which is an aromatic signature of the House.
Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy makes the decision each year as to whether or not the vintage will be declared: "If the fruit we have harvested doesn't satisfy the Dom Pérignon criteria, there will not be a vintage that year." This vision is tangible through the subtle balance that characterizes the House Champagnes: an alliance of complexity and intensity. Slow maturation means that each vintage has wonderful ageing potential and can be presented in three Plenitudes.
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