Dom Pérignon was a Benedictine monk who is wrongly accredited as the founding father of champagne. However, Dom Pérignon’s contribution to champagne making is undisputed and includes the use of blends of different wines to obtain better champagnes, and the introduction of corks. The terms also refer to the MOËT & CHANDON prestige cuvée

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