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2012 was a vintage in which particularly variable and difficult climatic conditions impacted the vineyard. Marked by episodes of frost, winter gave way to a spring of successive frosts, heavy rainfall, hailstorms and a sudden drop in temperatures during the flowering period. The hot and dry climate of the summer, especially in August, was optimal both for relieving sanitary pressure and for promoting the ripening of the fruit. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes harvested between September 10 and 26 revealed a perfect balance between tension, freshness and richness. Despite low yields, 2012 was a great vintage and gave rise to exquisite Champagnes.

The blend

The fruit of a masterful blend, this Dom Perignon Vintage 2012 sparkling wine comprises a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Dom Perignon's Vintage 2012: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting


A light gold color with a pearl-like effervescence.


The complex nose of this wine blends floral (white flowers) and fruity (apricot, plum) aromas with a beautiful minty freshness and subtle smoky notes, leading to a tasty minerality.


The precise and generous palate of this sparkling wine reveals a lively effervescence. Over the course of the tasting experience, the palate exudes notes of ginger, tobacco and toast and weaves into a tighter finish that boasts a pleasant persistence.

Food and wine pairing

This fresh and mineral champagne will pair beautifully with an array of seafood dishes.

Dom Perignon 2012 Brut Vintage Champagne 750ml

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