Dom Pérignon Vintage 2005 rosé 75 cl
2005: THE THRILL OF PINOT NOIR
Overall, the year was hot and dry, but it was marked by contrasts. The initial enthusiasm generated by a heat wave in August was tempered by rain and cool weather in September. In the end, drastic selection in the vineyard guaranteed a limited volume of exceptional quality, with unprecedented aromatic maturity. The harvest began on September 14.
Dom Pérignon is Vintage only. Each Vintage wine is created from the best grapes grown in one single year. To reinvent itself by interpreting the unique character of the seasons. To dare to declare the Vintage only when the harvest meets its ideal. Such is the commitment of Dom Pérignon. Dom Pierre Pérignon took up his duty as cellarer at the Abbey of Hautvillers in 1668. For 47 years he continued to invent: improving the grapes’ quality with new viticulture techniques, blending different crus and grapes varieties to obtain the finest wines, gentle and fractional pressing to obtain white wines from black grapes, all those innovations became the fundamental rules of the “method champenoise”.
Chardonnay & Pinot noir
Tropical notes of guava and curry leaf melt away into more classical ones of zest and very ripe stone fruit. Cocoa and toasted spices complement the whole. The wine has a bracing vinosity. Its initial richness expands and affirms itself, becoming more physical, powerful and structured. It has remarkable length in the mouth, with a touch of licorice and a backdrop of juicy, bitter blood orange.
Dom Pérignon Rosé 2005 is extremely physical. This tactile sensation reveals itself through a fresh acidity, grainy tannins and sappiness. The vibrant structure of the wine is unveiled when accompanied with seafood such as an elegant langoustine paired with hummus or with a devilled egg, Prunier caviar and raw asparagus salad. Paired with meat, for instance a charred Waygu beef sashimi with chilled spiced turnip greens, Rosé 2005 offers its smoky minerality up front.