Dom Pérignon – The Monk in Champagne | 香檳界高僧

Dom Pérignon – The Monk in Champagne | 香檳界高僧

Like many other brands, Dom Pérignon was named after someone who made huge contributions. Notably yet falsely considered as the inventor of sparkling wine, Dom Pierre Pérignon, a Benedictine monk, in fact endeavoured to get rid of the effervescence in the first place. In spite of its close relationship with Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon is but distinct in production, style and class. Dom Pérignon only produces vintage wines in selective years with only Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, ensuring its quality and, inevitably, price, and releases them after a minimum of seven years of bottle ageing. Well, this sounds grandiose but yes – a monk is no ordinary. 

跟很多品牌一樣,Dom Pérignon都是為對香檳作出巨大貢獻的人而命名。Dom Pierre Pérignon是一名本篤會的僧人。他經常被人誤以為是氣泡酒的鼻祖,但其實最初令他絞盡腦汁的是如果把氣泡去掉。縱使 Dom Pérignon 跟 Moët & Chandon 有密切的關係,他們的製作、風格及等級都截然不同。Dom Pérignon只製造精選年份的 vintage 氣泡酒,並只會運用黑皮諾 (Pinot Noir) 和莎當妮 (Chardonnay),而所有酒都經過七年以上的釀造才會出品。這些嚴格的要求也就是Dom Pérignon 品質的保證。

 

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