At the time of picking, however, the grapes turned out to have a perfect balance between sugar and acidity and so people became more enthusiastic by the day.
The chardonnay harvest came in under excellent conditions and even the pinot noir harvest was surprisingly good, but based on strict selection.
So when the wine team tasted and discussed the many vins clairs, they knew quickly: a Dom Pérignon Vintage 2010 will be released in due course.
And here it is …
The proportion of chardonnay in the cuvée is, unlike in most cases, somewhat smaller than that of pinot noir – usually it is around 50/50.
In Great Britain, Vintage 2010 is widely discussed.
Michael Edwards and Simon Field MW, two very experienced champagne connoisseurs, are hesitant. The Finnish Essi Avellan MW, on the other hand, is impressed.
Dom Pérignon 2010 is therefore somewhat controversial, all in the light of recent years such as 2002, 2004 and 2008.