Michael Riedel is a German contemporary artist known for his work with texts and objects. Riedel creates his works by restaging cultural events - including film screenings, art exhibitions and music concerts – and by manipulating and re-presenting existing material – text, audio, video, publishing and objects, among others. For the Vintage Blanc 2006 and Rose Vintage 2004 Limited Edition, Michael Riedel created a pattern: a SUPERPOSITION of the letters D & P, of Dom Perignon, assembled and piled upon themselves hundreds of times to compose a unique artistic figure. The pattern is an aggregation of layers, illustrating the years of maturation and the complexity of the wine.
The full-bodied ease of the 2004 vintage will leave its mark on the history of Dom Pérignon. In stark contrast to the previous year, the vines experienced steady, problem-free vegetative growth, with abundant, sizable grape clusters. There were no weather extremes during most of the season – even the month of August was rather cool. It was the dry heat of the final weeks that made the vintage what it is. The harvest of the mature, healthy crop began on September 24.
On the nose: The nose sings out loud and clear, beginning with fresh, intense red fruit: redcurrants and wild strawberries, complemented by warm notes of ripe hay, blood orange and cocoa.
On the palate: On the palate, the attack is smooth and embracing, but it is the impression of precision that dominates in the end. The wine’s chiseled integrity, intense and penetrating, is prolonged with the unexpected hint of green citrus that marks the vintage.