A New Champagne Chef

A New Champagne Chef

by Westgarth Wines September 24, 2019

Dom Pérignon has been making Champagne since the 17th century, and for the past 28 years has been the product of Richard Geoffrey's genius. In a momentous decision, Geoffrey will be passing the keys to castle to a new chef-de-cave, his assistant Vincent Chaperon. In an interview with with Wine-Spectator, Chaperon spoke to what makes Dom Pérignon special. One key to this fine wine is a combination of six elements: harmony, precision, intensity, the tactile, the mineralogy and the complexity. Read on for his thoughts on what is ahead for Dom Pérignon!

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