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Champagne Dumenil Grande Reserve Brut 375ml

Alcohol:   n/a
pH: n/a
Residual Sugar:   9
Premier Cru
33%Chardonnay, 34%Pinot Noir, 33% Pinot Meunier

Gilbert & Gaillard “Light yellow. Endearing fruity nose intermixing red fruits and white-fleshed fruits. More of the predominant fruit aromatics on the palate which is fleshy on the attack and lively mid-palate. A perfumed, fresh dry Champagne for the aperitif or parties.”
Vigerons Independents de France

Made from 50% reserve wine with minimum 3 years aging in the cellar, Champagne Dumenil is produced from the best Premier Cru vineyards of Chigny-les-Roses. The small commune of Chigny-les-Roses sites on the slopes north of Montagne de Reims and just a few miles south of the Reims.

Champagne Dumenil was founded in 1874 by Mr. Elie and Cecile Dumenil. The family tradition has been passed on to the great-granddaughters of the founders, Mrs. Frédérique Poret-Rebeyrolle with her husband Mr. Hugues Poret. Both coming from winemaking families, Hugues is in charge of the vineyards and Frédérique is assisted by her mother with marketing and winemaking process. Dumenil Champagne is made with grapes coming from vines that belong to the family, 8 hectares totaling 45 parcels in only Premier Cru terroir: Chigny-les-Roses, Rilly-la-Montagne and Ludes.

Tasting Notes: Beautiful aromas of white flowers, apple, pear and citrus. There are flavors of fresh white peach, pear, notes of dried apricot. The finish is clean with hints of brioche with round body and fruitiness of the Pinot Noir and Pinto Meunier, combined with the finesse of Chardonnay.

The entire vineyard is manage according to the implementation of environment-friendly vine growing techniques called Sustainable Viticulture, which aim to limit interventions and to use natural products in order to no longer treat systematically in a preventive way but by taking into account sensibilities of the vines to disease.

Hand harvested on hillsides with selective and strict pruning. Only the cuvees (1st pressing) are selected. Full malolactic fermentation is completed for roundness and smoothness.
Disgorgement is done 4-6 months prior to shipment and given a dosage of wine and cane sugar.

General Market

Serve as an aperitif with grilled peach salad, oysters rocafella, smoked salmon or trout with cream on cheese toast.
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