The Plénitude concept has been years in development at Dom Pérignon and they have identified the natural course of aging that Vintage Champagne takes. Rather than improving steadily as is the case with many wines, it seems to take 3 defined stages in its life. The first release (P1) comes approximately 8 years after the vintage and is the style that most are familiar with and is currently the 2004 vintage. The second stage (P2) takes roughly 15 years and really takes a profound leap to a new quality level where it will plateau for many years in terms of improvement. Finally the Third Plénitude (P3) will see the champagne aging another 20-30 years until it peaks with both previously falling under the Oenothèque banner.
Please note that price is per bottle, and that bottles are supplied ‘naked’, sans box