Dom Pérignon is named after a 17th century Benedictine monk by the same name who was an important quality pioneer for Champagne wine. Contrary to popular myths, Dom Pérignon did not, however, discover the method for producing sparkling wines.
The Champagne house strives for the ideal, and has been synonymous with vintage Champagne and prestige cuvées since the release of its first bottle in 1937. Each vintage released expresses both the character of the year, and the character of Dom Pérignon. After at least eight years of elaboration in the cellars, the wine embodies the perfect balance of Dom Pérignon, the Plénitude of harmony.
There is a rigorous selection process, both the vineyard and winery, to ensure that only top quality grapes go into the blend. Typically, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are used in roughly equal proportions.