Louis XIV was born in August 1638, Benedictine monk, Dom Pérignon, in December 1638. They both died in September 1715. The Benedictine monk from the modest abbey of Hautvillers never met the all-powerful Sun King. Yet the wine of Père Pérignon, as it was then known, found its way to the court and made him famous.
The core of the blend are the eight historical Grands Crus, Aÿ, Bouzy, Verzenay, Mailly, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Le Mesnil, plus the legendary Hautvillers Premier Cru. Dom Pérignon also has the unique privilege of being able to select grapes from all 17 Grands Crus in Champagne. giving birth to Dom Pérignon's highly intriguing contrast".