On our visit to Champagne, we had the opportunity to talk again with Richard Geoffroy, the Chef de Cave of Dom Pérignon, to get his perspective on the 2007 harvest – which was literally in progress during our visit.
Made by Moët et Chandon since the late 1920s, this prestige cuvée was named for Pierre Pérignon, a Benedictine monk, who legend has it, came out of the cellar one day yelling to his Benedictine brothers “I am drinking stars!” Richard Geoffroy has been the cellar master for Dom Pérignon for over a decade. Although he has a medical degree from the University of Reims, he never entered private practice, preferring instead to get an additional degree in enology and return to the roots of his family – winemaking.
Join us as we visit with Richard at L’Abbaye de Hautvillers, the birthplace of Champagne.
For More Info on The Champagne of Dom Pérignon: www.domperignon.com
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Entrance to the Abbey de Hautvilliers, founded in 660 A.D. (Below) Inside of chapel, and Dom Perignon’s burial place next to Dom Jean Royer, the last Abbot of the Monastery