Dom Pérignon was a Benedictine monk and cellar master in the 17th century. He is widely credited as being the “father” of Champagne and thought to have said: “Come quickly, I am tasting stars!” upon his first taste of sparkling wine. While the champagne method came before Pérignon began his efforts, he is known to have perfected the art of winemaking overall.
He is credited with creating and mastering many techniques like blending grapes to improve wine quality, enhancing flavours in finished wine, and proper bottling pacing. He also started using cork closures and thicker glass bottles so they would not explode under pressure. Dom is always a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In its youth, it is smooth, creamy and balanced with lots of fruit. With time, it develops toasty mushroomy aromas and layers of complexity. It really is an impressive Champagne.