Dom Perignon and artists series

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Dom Pérignon is one of the most famous champagne houses in the world. Dom Pérignon is also considered the champagne method’s father. Discover the story of this monk who gave birth to one of the most iconic champagne houses.

Dom Pérignon story

Dom Pierre Pérignon (1639-1715), is a benedictine monk whose father owned vineyards. At the age of 20, he becomes a monk. 8 years later, he will be ordained as a priest. Then, at 30, he will join the abbey of Saint-Pierre d’Hautvillers. In the latter, he will be in charge of the vines. He will discover the sparkling wine method of Limoux. He will then put this practice at the service of champagne wines. He will of course adapt it to these wines that one called the “devil’s wine”. In order to arrive at the amazing champagne that we know now  , Dom Pérignon worked on the quality and the losses that the effervescence could generate. This nickname “devil’s wine” was due to the many explosions that the champagne had undergone during its transformation.

Dom Pérignon will also recommend the use of the cork. Because of his perseverance to work on champagne wine differently and with passion, he is considered as the father of the Champagne method, thus arriving at a perfect blend. The legend of this champagne is born.

Dom Pérignon and the artists

Since the 2000s, the House Dom Pérignon collaborates with artists: filmmakers, sculptors, singers …. The famous house of champagne unites the excellence of its talents with those of the artists. These different collaborations give birth to packaging ever more creative and original that sublimate the spirit of this house worn especially by the cellar master. Indeed, Richard Geoffroy, who has been the cellar master of the house for the last twenty years, has a great artistic sensitivity. The finesse and regularity of its champagnes is sublimated by these artists. These bottles become real art pieces. 
Every year, we wait to discover what is the surprise that will be reserved for us, both tasteful and aesthetic. Among the collaborations of the brand, we can mention:

  • David Lynch (American filmmaker)
  • Martin Szekely (French designer)
  • Marc Newson (Australian designer)
  • Jeff Koons (plastic artist, American sculptor)
  • Mickael Riedel (contemporary German artist)
  • Bjork (Icelandic singer)
  • Tokujin Yoshioka (Japanese designer)

Each of them could put his talent to the service of the famous house by drawing labels, boxes, but also objects derived from and complementary to the bottle of champagne (such as champagne buckets). In its quest for excellence, Dom Pérignon house of champagne only sells vintage champagnes, exceptional champagnes. This year, the famous singer Lenny Kravitz collaborates with the House Dom Pérignon.

Lenny Kravitz and Dom Pérignon

Lenny Kravitz offers us this year his vision of the very big Dom Pérignon 2008 as well as the Dom Pérignon Rosé 2006. The label was worked with a metal texture on the iconic coat of arms of the house. Both vintages are very limited editions.
The singer who for the occasion became the creative director of the brand, also designed a box for the magnum (available in 2008 vintage). The centerpiece of this extraordinary creation is a table (also designated by the singer). This table in black lacquer underlined brass, opens in its central part, lit to highlight the bottles Dom Perignon, glasses and especially a refreshing center. No stage of the tasting of this exceptional champagne was left to chance!

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