Luxury Power 50

44. Richard Geoffroy

Age: 57

Born amid Chardonnay vines in the Champagne town of Vertus, Geoffroy has one of the most important jobs in Champagne as chef de cave of Dom Pérignon, where, since 1996, he alone has been responsible for deciding whether or not to declare a Dom Pérignon vintage.

Exactly how many bottles of the prestige cuvée are made each vintage is Champagne’s best-kept secret, but it is thought to be in the region of five million.

Geoffroy is also custodian of Oenothèque, a range of re-released vintage Dom Pérignon from exceptional years.

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