Champagne: Dumangin Fils. Premier Cru Brut Vintage 2005
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Sparkling|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Chardonnay, Pinot Noir|
|Cellarage||Drinking beautifully now but will age gracefully if carefully cellared.|
|Vinification||The grapes are harvested from 25-year-old vines and fermented in stainless steel and enamel vats. After the addition of a liqueur de triage, the wine then rests on its lees for thirty months before disgorging, which takes place approximately three months before the wine is ready for shipping. At this stage a final dosage (of sugar) dictates the dryness of the Champagne and the 'house' style. Rémuage (the process of moving the sediment to the neck of the bottle before disgorgement) takes place manually and on wooden stands.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||12|
Grape growing in the Dumangin family goes back some 350 years - Firmin Dumangin (born in the 1650s) was a viticulteur in the neighbouring village of Ludes. Early in the 21st Century Gilles Dumangin succeeded his father, Jacky, and is a fifth generation Champagne producer. The Dumangin family’s tireless efforts to produce the best possible Champagne from their own grapes has been recognised by the prestigious French wine guide, Guide Hachette 2008, which has awarded the Dumangin Grand Réserve a Coup de Cœur.View more wines from this producer...