Emirates serves up vintage champagne – TTR Weekly
DUBAI, UAE, 12 September 2022: As the only airline with an exclusive agreement to bring luxury champagne brand Dom Pérignon on board, Emirates is currently offering First Class passengers the unique opportunity to enjoy a exceptional vintage – Dom Pérignon Plénitude 2, on board select routes until the end of October.
The exceptionally rare 2003 vintage in its second fullness is a limited edition, part of Emirates’ award-winning portfolio of exclusive wines, champagnes and spirits.
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 nourished the ambition to create “the best wine in the world”. Three centuries later, Dom Pérignon cuvées are still produced with the best grapes from the estate. Each vintage has its own style and identity, a singularity in the way it evolves through successive windows of expression. Cellar master Vincent Chaperon describes these moments as “plenitudes”, Plénitude 2 representing the secondary phase of the aromas developed during the evolution. After almost 15 years of slow maturation in the cellars, Dom Pérignon describes Plénitude 2 as “wider, deeper, longer, more intense – and endowed with an extended longevity.
Rich and layered, Plénitude 2 offers a complex spiral of aromas that reveal themselves over time in the glass. First the sweetness of linden, then a toasted minerality followed by dried apricots and apples, as well as candied raspberries and figs. Lemon verbena, rosemary and white pepper appear for a moment, followed by black spices and liquorice root. These develop in the glass into a harmonious, deep and mineral bouquet. Its vibrant but generous palate, powerful and precise with a lot of energy, leads to a lingering, spicy and saline finish.
First Class passengers can find out whether 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.
Over the past 16 years, Emirates has invested over $1 billion in its wine programme, purchasing exceptional wines at the first opportunity to allow them to mature, allowing them to express their full potential before serving them on board. . The Emirates Wine Cellar is located in France and currently houses 6.5 million bottles of fine wines, some of which will not be ready to enjoy until 2035. Emirates currently offers 37 varieties of French wines and champagnes on board its planes. Business class Bordeaux red wines stay in the Emirates cellar for an average of 8 to 10 years, while those reserved for first class are only served an average of 12 to 15 years after purchase. Emirates also has a vintage collection which includes Château Margaux 2004, Château Cos d’Estournel 2005 and Château Montrose 2005.
To complement the wine and champagne collection, Emirates also offers a tantalizing spirits menu on board, which includes a mix of niche craft brands and popular and beloved spirits such as Hennessy cognacs, served in all classes.
Learn more about Emirates’ beverage offering here
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