Vincent Chaperon will have big shoes to fill come the 1st of January 2019, as Richard Geoffroy has announced he will be stepping down as cellar master of Dom Pérignon. Richard took on the role in 1990 and declared 15 vintages of Dom Pérignon, including the ‘Pléntidues’ concept, more commonly known as P2 and P3.
Whilst announcing Richard’s departure, the house noted, ‘Geoffroy has enriched, refined and shared the universe of Dom Pérignon experiences, working with culinary luminaries such as Ferran Adrià and Alain Ducasse, as well as artists renowned for their creativity including David Lynch, Jeff Koons and most recently Lenny Kravitz.’
Vincent Chaperon has been working under Richard for the past 13 years and this announcement is seen as a ‘changing of the guard’. Vincent has an excellent track record having joined Moët & Chandon in 1999 before becoming assistant winemaker in 2000. He has worked on 13 harvests with Richard and shared 4 declared vintages with him.
Wine Cellar is honoured to stock Dom Pérignon and we still have a few bottles of Richard Geoffroy’s vintages available including the artistic, limited edition bottles.