Richard Geoffroy

Scion of a long line of Côte des Blanc winegrowers, Geoffroy was born in the heart of Champagne country in 1954, in the town of Vertus, set amid the Chardonnay vineyards. Going against what might have seemed to be a predestined career in the world of wine, he took up medicine and received his doctorate in 1982.

He then went back to his roots and enrolled in the École Nationale d’OEnologie in Reims. He began his second career in wine in the Napa Valley and became the technical adviser for Domaines Chandon, acting as a link between Champagne and the New World vineyards. He learned his trade on foreign soil before fully exercising it in Champagne.

In 1990, Richard Geoffroy became Dom Pérignon’s Chef de Cave, he has been watching over the destiny of this legendary wine ever since.
As the custodian of Dom Pérignon’s history and style, Richard Geoffroy is a vintage creator. All Dom Pérignon are vintage and each vintage is a reinvention, a metamorphosis, involving elements of risk.
In 2009, he released his Manifesto.

In 2000 Richard Geoffroy decided to give the Dom Pérignon’s lovers an access to a few rare vintages from the concept of Plénitudes. He carefully chose the wines regarding the stage of maturation, since in the Plénitudes, the wine continues to mature for years and even decades, and is reborn several times, it’s the Dom Pérignon Plénitudes project, the ultimate expression of a wine whose style defies time.

Richard shapes a unique world to Dom Pérignon and reveals each vintage originality. Beyond finding the right words.

Geoffroy offers unique ways to experience the wine based on new gustatory cultural and sensorial correspondences. From his travels, he captures and filters a myriad of impressions, which he reinterprets in the making of Dom Pérignon. Dom Pérignon’s dazzling original vision must stand up to the merciless test of time, for the challenge of making Dom Pérignon lies in mastering time to create this opus, then leaving it up to time to reveal it.

Richard Geoffroy

Richard Geoffroy, Creator and Chef de Cave of Dom Pérignon since 1990.

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