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Champagne Dumenil Vieilles Vignes Lieux-dit “les Percherines”

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Champagne Premier Cru
80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir

Decanter World Wine Awards Bronze 2015
Gilbert & Gaillard Guide des Vin 2015
Le Guide Hachete des Vins 2015
Vigerons Independents de France

The crown jewel of the house in a special bottle. Made from a single vineyard called “les Pecherines” Premier Cru vineyards from Dumenil’s oldest vines planted on a deep chalky soil. Mostly Chardonnay, 5 years aging on the lees in the cellar. This site has been identified as the best plot with low yields from old vines that produce rich aromas year after year. The plot benefits from the perfect exposure to sun.

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:les Percherines

Tasting Notes: Golden yellow with persistent tiny bubbles. Grapefruit, passion fruit, mango, nuts and toasty aromas, followed by exotic fruits of pineapple. The finish is long and creamy with a hint of brioche and excellent balance.

Made from old vines planted in 1969. 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.

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