Dumenil by Jany Poret Champagne
What happens when you marry two Champagne families together? A special cuvee made from two amazing Premier Cru vineyards located in Chigny-les-Roses and Rilly-la-Montagne et Ludes. "Janey Poret" is made from 60% reserve wine with minimum 3 years aging in the cellar. The grapes come from Frederique's side of the family and her husband Hugues' side. Frederique is the great granddaughter of the founder of the house and today she is the creative inspiration behind the blending of the champagnes. Her husband, Hugues, is from a long line of vignerons in the nearby village of Sacy, Premier Cru, and he has the knack of bringing the best out of each plot of vines so that each reveals its own individual character. Frederique's vineyards are located in 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.
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
92 points Wine Enthusiast
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.
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