Dom Perignon is unique in that a proportion of every vintage is
retained and aged within the cellars. This allows each new
generation of winemakers to taste older vintages, to understand the
history of wine, to ensure greater consistency of style and to
observe how each vintage develops and matures with age. The cellar
area dedicated to the storage of these older vintage wines is
called OEnotheque (or, as the French say "en 'o' teque") which
means 'Wine Library'.
Dom Perignon peaks at three distinct times during its life cycle,
although the timing of the peaks may ary from vintage to vintage.
The first peak ('phase de plenitude' in French) at about seven
years, is the stage when the wine is at its most vibrant and the
majority of the vintage is released into the market. The second
peak usually occurs between fourteen and twenty years and is the
stage when the wine takes on greater depth and vigour. The third,
from 25 years onwards, is when the wine reaches full maturity and
takes on an extra dimension of complexity.
Dom Perignon occasionally releases small quantities of the
OEnotheque wines when they reach a peak in their quality.
Kept undisturbed in their original bottles in the Hautvillier's
cellars, these wines offer a rare opportunity to experience mature
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