Dom Perignon 1999 Plenitude 2 - P2

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Description & Technical Information
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The Plénitude (originally Oenothèque) concept has been years in development at Dom Pérignon. After studying the natural course of ageing that vintage champagne seems to undertake, the winemaking team found that, rather than improving steadily and linearly (as is the case with many wines), it develops and matures through three defined stages in its life. The 1999 vintage first release was as Dom Pérignon (P1) in 2008 now some 11 years later we see the fuller expression of the fruit with a full palate from the extra lees ageing.

The first release (P1) comes approximately 8 years after the harvest and is the style that most consumers are familiar with. The second stage (P2) takes roughly 15 years, during which time the cuvée takes a profound leap to a new quality level where it will plateau for many years in terms of improvement. Finally, the third plénitude (P3) will see the champagne ageing another 20-30 years until it reaches its ultimate peak. Initially these mature vintages were made available under limited release called “Oenothèque” but were re-branded in 2014 as “Plénitude”. Read more about the Plénitude concept here.

Weather: The 1999 season began with hailstorms in May which destroyed many vines, though as the year went on warmer weather prevailed throughout July and August. The year developed promisingly with high expectations, until heavy rainfall in the second week of September contributed to the loss of many crops. Despite the rain the grapes had maturated well in the long summer and early concerns over dilution of flavour never became an issue.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru
Grape Varieties: 55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir
Ageing: 17 years on the lees
Disgorged: 2017
Dosage: 4.5 g/l
Drink: Now to 2032

Tasting Note: The nose brings fuit and ripeness with a hint of mineral and cocoa. The body of the wine is full and lively, with ripe fruits and hints of saline toasted notes.

Dom Pérignon Plénitude 2 - P2 1999 does not come in a gift box.
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