Emirates First Class Passengers to Enjoy Dom Pérignon Champagne
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
First class passengers of Emirates Airlines will have a taste of the luxury champagne brand, Dom Pérignon, from now till the end of October following an exclusive agreement between the airline operator and the drink brand.
Dom Pérignon is one of the most respected and luxurious champagnes in the world and Emirates is the only airline with an exclusive agreement to serve it on board.
In the 17th century, a Benedictine monk named Dom Pierre Pérignon, nurtured an ambition to create the best wine in the world.
Three centuries later, Dom Pérignon vintages are still produced using the best grapes on the estate. Each vintage has its own style and identity- a uniqueness that lies in the way it evolves, through successive windows of expression.
Cellar master Vincent Chaperon refers to these points in time as ‘plénitudes,’ with Plénitude 2 representing the secondary phase of aromatics developed through evolution. After close to 15 years of slow maturation in the cellars, Dom Pérignon describes Plénitude 2 as ‘wider, deeper, longer, more intense – and gifted further with an extended longevity’.
Rich and multi-layered, Plénitude 2 provides a complex spiral of aromas that reveal over time in the glass. First the softness of lime tree, then a toasty minerality followed by dried apricots and apples, along with candied raspberry and fig. Lemon verbena, rosemary and white pepper appear for an instant, followed by dark spices and liquorice root.
These develop in the glass into a profound and mineral-toned harmonious bouquet. Its vibrant yet generous palate, powerful and precise with great energy, leads to a persistent, spicy, and saline finish.
First Class passengers can discover if Plénitude 2 will be served on their flight, by checking the ‘What’s on your flight’ option on www.emirates.com or on the Emirates app.
For the last 16 years, Emirates has invested more than $1 billion into its wine program, buying exceptional wines at the earliest opportunity to let them mature, allowing them to express their full potential before serving them on board.