Dumenil by Jany Poret Champagne
A high (60%) amount of older Reserve Champagne has gone into this mature blend. It offers richness and a ripe structure that brings out the rounded white fruits
92 points Wine & Spirits
This is 60 percent Meunier, 30 percent Pinot Noir [and 10 percent Chardonnay], the blend including 60 percent reserve wine. It tastes clean and fresh with a chalk-white acidity against crisp apple ripeness, lasting with the best kind of simplicity.
90 points Wine Spectator
Ripe blackberry and mango fruit flavors are layered with grated ginger and toasted brioche notes in this firm Champagne, with a satiny mousse. Balanced and approachable.
Jany Poret differs from the other cuvees of Dumenil as it has a larger proportion of Pinot Meunier. Pinot Meunier shines in this bottle as it does well in the chalk, sand and clay soils of this terrior. Golden pale color with lively bubbles and ripe fruit aromas of apple, stone fruit and a lingering mouthfeel with freshness and balance.
They each play an equal part in the wine making and in bringing the spirit of Champagne Duménil to life.
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.
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.
60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay
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I've been a long time drinker of the popular Champagne in the orange bottles but I decided to give Dumenil a try. Wow! At this price I was amazed. I don't need to orange bottled bubbly anymore.
I bought this as a gift for some friends and they loved it!
Also I had it delivered with a note. The customer service was excellent and very prompt! 10 stars