Moet & Chandon Champagne Dom Perignon Brut 2013, Epernay, France

For Dom Perignon, assemblage is paramount in the champagne elaboration process. Starting with the vine itself, this is the creative gesture that draws on contrasts and paradoxes, contradictions and synergies through intuitive and inventive research to reveal the true nature of each vintage. Dom Perignon can only be vintage. In the darkness of the winery, inside the bottles, each vintage will experience a slow transformation in contact with yeasts. It will take no less than eight years of elaboration to achieve balance, a harmonious dialogue of the character of Dom Perignon Vintage. Champagne presents a perfect balance rather than the youthful freshness expected. The creation of the 2013 vintage reveals the interplay of resonances between Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, acidity and roundness. Its precise, elegant and tactile bouquet deploys an aromatic, delicate flavor, around three nuances: that of citrus fruits, that of a more vegetal facet and finally that of spices. This precision reveals an elegance where the wine, after an air attack, is amplified.