Dom Perignon’s Triumph of Tiny Bubbles at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival

Dom Perignon Vintage 2003

Dom Perignon Vintage 2003

Épernay - Orangeraie du champagne Moët et Chan...

Épernay – Orangeraie du champagne Moët et Chandon, avenue de champagne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bottle and label of Dom Perignon from the Fren...

Bottle and label of Dom Perignon from the French Champagne maker Moet & Chandon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dom Perignon Vintage 2003 Tasting at Pebble Beach

There was an interesting event that I attended the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival called “The Triumph of Tiny Bubbles”.

http://www.pbfw.com/index.cfm/event-The_Triumph_of_Tiny_Bubbles_Champagne_from_the_Growers_Perspective_812.htm

Dom Pérignon logo

Dom Pérignon logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was invited to attend an exclusive Dom Perignon Champagne tasting with winemaker Vincent Chaperon at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach. We were thrilled with the luscious Vintage 2003 release!

Dom Perignon is the prestige brand of vintage Champagne produced by the Champagne house Moët & Chandon. It is named after Dom Pérignon, a Benedictine monk. Dom Pérignon (1638–1715) was a cellar master at the Benedictine abbey in Hautvillers.

The Champgne region is a historic province in the northeast of France. The name “Champagne” is derived from the Latincampania” and refers to the similarities between the rolling hills of the province in France and the gorgeous Italian countryside of Campania in Italy, located south of Rome.

Dom Perignon Winemaker Vincent Chaperon

Dom Perignon Winemaker Vincent Chaperon

After an unusually harsh, dry winter, the severe frosts devastated the grape crops. The harsh winter was followed by the hottest summer in France in over 53 years. So “the grapes that survived the frost and hail were ravaged by intense scorching heat.”

Here are the stats for Vintage 2003:

2011 ratings by Bruce Anderson=94 points; Richard Juhlin=96 points:

Tasting Notes: “The bouquet spirals through a light-filled, floral softness to the gritty minerality that epitomizes Dom Perignon, evocative of candied fruit, plant life and exquisite camphor leaf freshness and finally purges into darkness, spices and liquorice root.”

Dom Perignon Champagne

Dom Perignon Champagne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Statue of Dom Pérignon outside the cellars of ...

Statue of Dom Pérignon outside the cellars of Moët & Chandon in Epernay, Champagne, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Then I was ready for the Lexus Grand Tasting at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center-Salute!!

Statue of Dom Pérignon at Moët et Chandon

Statue of Dom Pérignon at Moët et Chandon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love those wine-making Benedictine monks!

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides at www.vino-con-vista.com

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