A champagne Cuvée Prestige (or Prestige Cuvée) is considered to be the very best product of each producer. One of the first Cuvée was Moët & Chandon Dom Pérignon, launched in 1935 thanks to the idea of Robert-Jean de Vogüe. As the Great Depression was striking he thought that only a luxury champagne could bring comfort to his privileged consumers.
It is a mix between the best plots, made with grapes from the best Grand Cru. For being the highest quality product its price is higher than the rest of the options that we can find in the market.
According to Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon cellar master, each year they are trying to create the vintage but it only happens when they decide whether they have enough quality to produce a second fermentation. The Dom Perignon is aged for at least 7 years. There are 3 stages of maturation: The first stage creates a vibrant and energetic champagne, the second stage happens after his first release when it is still strong but more complex than in the first step, the last and third stage is when the wine is fully mature.
The mixtures made to produce the Dom Pérignon are central in the structure and complexity of the champagne, but aging is just as important in order to have the excellent result that one in expecting from a Prestige Cuvée. Another important Prestige Cuvée would be the Louis Roederer Cristal Brut created in 1876 by Tsar Alexander II of Russia, with the idea of serving it to his Emperor.
Undoubtedly one of the factors that make this drink one of the favorite for special occasions is the standard that ensures a higher and constant quality to the consumers. Prestige Cuvée is definitely the best companion to celebrate victories and moments of joy.
Got something to celebrate? Today we recommend two Prestige Cuvée:
Ca del Bosco Cuvee Prestige Brut
Henri Abele Premier Cuvee Prestige