Dom Pérignon

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May 28, 2022

Dom Pérignon (French: Dom Pérignon; IPA: / dɔ̃ pe.ʁi.ɲɔ̃ / [for French]) is a vintage champagne brand produced by Moet e Chandon, whose most prestigious champagne. It is named after Dom Perignon, a Benedictine monk who was an important pioneer in the field of quality of this type of wine, but who - contrary to several popular myths - did not discover the method of making sparkling wine champagne.

History

The House of Pierre Perignon (1638-1715) was a monk and manager of the basement of the Benedictine abbey in Otviler. He became a pioneer of numerous winemaking techniques in 1670 - they included the first mixing of grapes in a way that improves the quality of wine, balances one element with others to make a better whole and solve existing imperfections; perfecting the art of producing pure white wines from red grapes by clever manipulation of the press; increasing the tendency of all champagne wines to retain their natural sugar in order to naturally induce secondary fermentation in the spring; the principle for deciding exactly when to pour these wines into bottles to keep bubbles. He also introduced cork (which replaced wood) into the process, which was attached to the bottles with hemp tape soaked in oil to keep the wine fresh and sparkling longer, and used thicker glass to strengthen the bottles (before that they were prone to to explode). The improvement of the production of sparkling wines as the main style of production in the champagne industry appeared gradually in the 19th century, more than a century since the death of the House of Perignon. Dom Perignon introduced the first prestigious cuvée into champagne production, an idea proposed by English winemaker Lawrence Wen. The first vintage Dom Perignon dates from 1921, and it went on sale only in 1936 - when it sailed for New York on the liner (passenger ship) SS Normandy. The brand, unexploited, was given to Moeta in 1927 for the wedding of members of two families. In 1935, 300 bottles of 1926 vintage, the forerunner of the Dom Perignon, were sold to Simon Bros. & Co., a company that imported Moet to the United Kingdom and distributed two bottles to each of its 150 best customers. a sign marking the centenary of its founding. Although these fruits were almost identical to the next editions of Dom Perignon, there were no stories about them