|Oak Treatment||French Oak|
|Aging||more than 96 months|
|Total Varietal Composition %||70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay|
Plénitude 2 is the second life of Dom Pérignon, patiently brought to a new elevation and set on a path to eternity. After close to 15 years of slow transformation in the cellars, Dom Pérignon expands its energy and rises to an apex of essential, radiant vitality, in its state of Plénitude. Elevated to new heights, it unfurls across every dimension – wider, deeper, longer, more intense - and gifted further with an extended longevity.
The year was marked by an understandably stressful succession of cold and rainy periods, followed by hot and stormy interludes. The summer was uncertain, with long stretches of dreary weather. Then, at the end of August, the weather turned miraculously beautiful. This favorable period, which lasted through the entire harvest, is what made the vintage. Picking began with the Pinot Noir grapes on September 11, providing amazingly rich fruit.
On the nose: Like Janus, the wine has two sides, expressing both warmth and coolness. The seductiveness of black cherries, dried figs and roses contrasts with deeper notes of nutmeg and cocoa powder, culminating in a finish of toastiness, smoke and ash.
On the palate: The initial impression is dominated by the consistency and integrated balance of all the different facets. The mouthfeel unfolds with suppleness and a round, even full- bodied sensation. The surprising finish tightens and then slackens, sappy and acidic, revealing notes of spices and dried citrus.