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2009 Champagne Extra Brut "Le Vintage", Champagne J. Dumangin
2009 Champagne Extra Brut "Le Vintage", Champagne J. Dumangin

2009 Champagne Extra Brut "Le Vintage", Champagne J. Dumangin

$89.99

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Producer: Champagne Dumangin 

Wine: 2009 Champagne Extra Brut "Le Vintage", 750ml

Varietals: Grapes: 54% Chardonnay (Monthouzons) & 46% Pinot Noir (Cornes de Cerf)

Disgorgement:  After order is placed: Extra Brut (usually 4.4g but depends on age/acidity ratio of the wine)

Terroir: Champagne 1er Cru - Montagne de Reims: Rilly la Montagne (Monthouzons) & Taissy (Cornes de Cerf).  100% Chalk

Food: Seafood or oysters, but will excel on its own for a wonderful aperitif.

Cellaring: Drink now or hold

CHAMPAGNE DUMANGIN

Chigny-les-Roses, Champagne

The Dumangin family can be traced back to working in the vineyards since the 1650's. Champagne Dumangin was created by Hippolyte Dumangin in the 1890s in the 1er Cru village of Chigny-les-Roses. Jacky Dumangin, three generations later, perfected the characteristically feminine Premier Cru champagne range. His son, Gilles Dumangin, 5th generation of successful winemakers, expanded the domaine by introducing several high-end cuvees that helped position his domaine.

The installations for pressing and making the wines have been awarded the quality label by the CIVC. His press of 2000Kg (4409 pounds) combines modernism and tradition and is one of only two made of this type in the world. It crushes the grapes ever so delicately, with less pressure and more respect for the grape, adhering to the family philosophy of never "stressing" the grapes at any point during the production process. Gilles Dumangin is one of the few producers in Champagne who utilizes enamel tanks in which the porosity maintains a signature yeast component cuvee after cuvee.

Champagne Dumangin J. Fils has more than 13 acres in the prestigious Montagne de Reims and is considered a classic recoltant-manipulant (grower producer) who carefully controls every aspect of production, from picking to bottling, to hand riddling.  Estate bottled.

The Champagne production zone (AOC vineyard area) is defined and delimited by a law passed in 1927, encompassing roughly 85,000 acres of vineyards. There are four main growing areas in the Champagne: the Montagne de Reims, the Côte des Blancs, the Valley de la Marne and the Côte des Bar. Together they encompass nearly 280,000 plots of vine.  17 villages have a traditional entitlement to Grand Cru ranking and 42 to Premier Cru ranking.

Champagne has a history of vine-growing that dates back to the dawn of Christianity, and its vineyard boundaries have been defined by France’s appellation system (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée or AOC) since 1927.

With its northern location, rugged climate, distinctive soil type and hillside vineyards, the Champagne terroir is the only one of its kind – as original as the wine it produces. Champagne had two major distinguishing features: northerly latitude and a dual climate that is subject to oceanic and continental influences alike.

Montagne de Reims

Montagne de Reims is one of the five sub-regions of the Champagne wine region. It is located north of Vallée de la Marne, Côte de Sézanne and Côte des Blancs. The region is located around Reims Mountain, from Reims to Épernay, and contains nine Grands Crus villages. 

Information by: Champagne.fr 

Champagne is challenging to the senses,  particularly to the sense of taste. The moment the wine enters the mouth is the high point of the tasting, especially for an experienced and attentive taster who will be looking for such qualities as intensity, sharpness, richness, perfection – sometimes even impertinence. How you define the wine very much depends on your ability to detect its subtle harmonies and tastes. Can your tastebuds distinguish between a touch of citrus and a hint of ripe pear? Would you say that the palate was round or long, lively or complex? What about the mouthfeel? Is it ripe with red berries, musky, toasty or brioche-like? Is it delicate or ultra-refined? Look to your palate for the answers to these questions.

“The palate should be surprisingly but pleasantly sparkling, instantly seductive and velvety. The taste should have an underlying fruitiness, with a lingering fragrance that causes you to meditate silently and at length on the wine’s aromatic qualities – long after you put down your glass”. Louis Bohre, an early 20th century Champagne ‘explorer’.

The bubbles feel like crystalline pearls on the palate, exploding with citrus flavors that stand out against a rich, smooth background of ripe fruit and exotic wood interlaced with the fragrance of white flowers. Think of the bubbles as the musicians in a symphony orchestra. They rise to a crescendo then diminish by degrees to close on a note of peace and harmony. 

The Montagne de Reims lies on a deep bed of chalk where the subsoil is predominately limestone.  The outcrops of sedimentary rock (75% limestone) alre also composed of chalk, marl and limestone proper. This type of subsoil provides good drainage and also imparts that particular mineral flavor found in certain Champagne wines.  The region is located around Reims Mountain, from Reims to Épernay, and contains nine Grands Crus villages. Its soils are chalk-based, with striations of loam, lignite, clay, sand, silt, and marl.

2009 Extra Brut "Let Vintage" Champagne  is located in Montagne de Reims: Rilly la Montagne (Monthouzons) & Taissy (Cornes de Cef) on 100% Clay.

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