Dumenil Special Club Tresors Champagne 2012
Top 100 wines of 2017 and 95 points Wine Enthusiast.
Club Tresors comprises 28 artisan winemakers, selected from the finest areas of the Champagne region, each one recognized for the quality of their work. Read about the club's quality of standards that each winemaker must meet.
Special Club 2012 is produced from the best Premier Cru sites that has abundance of chalk found in the vineyards. The chalk brings structure to the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for elegance. 2012 was a year of small yields but exceptional quality. A unique selection of wines from 2012 was blended to create this Special Club vintage cuveé and meet the strict standards of the Tresors de Champagne charter.
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.
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 Noir and 40% Chardonnay
Aged 3 years
95 points Wine Enthusiast (Editor's Choice Selection)
Golden yellow color with fine bubbles and youthful aromas of white fruit and citrus. Vibrant citrus, lemony flavors with great balance and texture. Long finish with toasted brioche notes and strong mineral driven character. Truly a Champagne worth celebrating for. 12% Alc. Content. Serve as an aperitif or fish and shellfish.
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