Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2008 is part of a sunny decade. However, at the heart of this period, the year stands out. Spring and summer were gray and cloudy, which led to a deficit of heat and light. And then, miraculously - as in 2000 or 2006 and the mythical year 1996 - the September sun and winds completely reversed the situation. The eagerly awaited ripeness of the grapes breaks through, blooming with an unprecedented balance of highs.
The fruit has secured an extremely intense aromatic persistence and a complex texture that has opened up an exciting range of possibilities. Putting aside the accepted champagne canon and reinterpreting convention, Dom Pérignon unleashed the 2008 vintage with a daring combination made with pinot noir grapes from the "Chants de Linottes" plots in Hautvillers and "Vauzelles" in Aÿ, whose fruit and structure balance the tension between the precision and natural brilliance of the wines with more content and weight. The search for harmony that defines Dom Pérignon arises here from contrasts and oppositions that sometimes border on contradiction.
Gray overcast skies dominated the 2008 wine year, a notable exception in a decade of unashamedly generous sunshine. Spring and summer were characterized by a constant lack of both light and warmth. And then September did the vintage thanks to a belated and wonderful period of fine weather. When the harvest began on September 15, conditions were finally perfect - bright sunshine and sustained north-northeast winds. The grape harvest took a long time to make the most of this unexpected gift. The ripeness of the grapes exceeded all expectations, revealing an exceptional tonal balance, with the fruit in impeccable health.
The bouquet explodes with raspberries and wild strawberries. The lingering powdery notes of iris and violet blend instantly with the fruity aromas. After breathing in, greener nuances emerge, evoking privet, angelica and camphorwood.
The initial sensations are tactile, full and silky as they unfold like a caress, gradually becoming bolder. The sour undertone, which is the hallmark of the vintage, weaves into the structure of the pinot noir, vibrating with the heart of the wine. The confirmed, lingering finish smells of peonies and white pepper