Dom Pérignon and auction house Auctionata are offering something extraordinary, for a price. La Malle Plénitude by Dom Pérignon, a limited edition collection of five trunks filled with best vintages from the French Champagne house. The customizable trunk that is designed to hold 23 bottles. And the collection includes a vintage that goes as far back as 1969.
All vintages for the Malle Plénitude are personally selected by Dom Pérignon’s cellar master Richard Geoffroy. Three of the bottles are from the Third Plénitude (P3), one each from 1983, 1975 and 1969 – the best of the best. But the centerpiece of the collection come from Second Plénitude (P2), 10 bottles of vintages from the period 1985 to 2000. Joining them are 10 bottles of vintages from First Plénitude (P1) – this consists of every vintage from the 2000s.
Dom Pérignon uses the word “Plénitude” to describe the stage a Champagne is at any given time, and there are 3 successive stages in this process. The third Plénitude has gone through the entire process – which is over 30 years. The P2 arrives between 12-15 years and P1 between 7 to 8 years.
Richard Geoffroy explains the unique character of the selection as follows: “This collection of bottles is a unique journey through time as Dom Pérignon has never before released such a complete assortment of vintages: This is the first and probably the only time that such a complete selection will be released, and therefore, the ‘Plénitude’ trunk marks a unique opportunity to start or to complete an outstanding Dom Pérignon collection.”
“Plénitude” trunk customization is entirely up to the buyer. Dom Pérignon offers a multitude of options to choose from a variety of finest leather types, interior linings, and engravings. Once all options are selected and agreed upon, French artisans will take over the job to actually make them.
This is an expensive and lavish buy and because of that Dom Pérignon decided to throw in an extra perk. The buyers will receive a personal invitation to visit the winery’s historic abbey and cellar in Hautvillers, France, which is normally closed to the public.
Bidding for each La Malle Plénitude by Dom Pérignon starts at €36,000 (strangely Dom Pérignon’s website offer the same for €45,000). Sale is now open at Auctionata for online bidding. On December 10, these never-seen-before trunks will go under the hammer during a live streamed auction show.