I got an email a few days ago informing me of a new blog that should be of great interest to serious bubble-heads everywhere. The message was from “The Dom Pérignon team,” and read as follows:
“… we thought you would be interested in knowing that Richard Geoffroy, chef de Cave at Dom Pérignon, is launching his personal blog, which is an unprecedented initiative for a prestigious Champagne house’s creator.
Making Dom Pérignon’s purpose is double: Richard Geoffroy has long aspired to not only share his experiences as Chef de Cave and artist,but to also tell of his encounters and travels from the cellar in Epernay to the four corners of the world, at public events or behind closed doors. The blog will be a privileged channel to browse through Richard Geoffroy’s memories or project into Dom Pérignon’s future. It is also a place to foster new relationships and communicate directly with Dom Pérignon, Champagne and wine enthusiasts.
Making Dom Pérignon will début as Richard Geoffroy launches the Dom Pérignon Rosé Œnothèque programme in Japan, the opening act of Wine Mission 2010, which will send him on a true trip around the world, from Asia, to Europe, to the Americas… The year to come is full of promise for Dom Péringon, and Richard Geoffroy’s blog will be the place to follow the action, and share our passion!”
I checked Mr. Geoffroy’s Blog out, and I must say, I like it. It has a not-quite-minimalist look about it, sans bells and whistles, with a refined elegance to it. I found it particularly interesting to read about the new Dom Pérignon Rosé Œnothèque programme. The Œnothèque, or “wine library” programme historically contains the most precious vintages of Dom Pérignon, which spend extra time aging on the lees and are released only when deemed to be fully ready to be consumed and enjoyed to their fullest. I had the great pleasure to attend a Dom Pérignon seminar a little less than two years ago, at which the 1999 Dom Pérignon, 1996 Dom Pérignon Rosé and 1993 Dom Pérignon Œnothèque were poured. As fine as the ’99 and ’96 Rosé were then, the ’93 Œnothèque was much more impressive, and it was obvious that we were all tasting a very rare and special. It’s also a bit pricey, as a quick search gives a price range starting at $194.95 and up to $429.99. Find this wine
1990 Dom Pérignon Rosé Œnothèque is the same blend as the legendary 1990 Dom Pérignon Rosé, only it spent 10 more years on the lees. Perhaps I’ll be lucky enough to get a taste of it too some day. For now, I can live vicariously through Richard Geoffroy’s description in his blog. Check it out.
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