"Bright playful red fruits and cassis with some gently spiced biscuity notes. The palate has an attractive vinous presence, plus long cherry and rasberry flavors. Fine and smooth.
Tyson Stelzer Champagne Guide, 94 Points
"Best Champagne under $60...Never has a champagne rosé at this price exuded such elegance and glorious charm. Rose petals and subtle notes of cherry waft through the bouquet and palate, lingering with strawberry hull and fine minerality. A rosé of a very fine bead and seamless persistence, it will handle a slightly warmer serving temperature to draw out its alluring personality. A rosé from Chigny-les-Roses – perfect!"
Bob Campbell MW, 93 Points
"Best selling wine. Rich, mellow, fruity - lovely wine. Very pretty pale pink."
Producer: Champagne J. Dumangin
Wine: Champagne Brut Rose 1er Cru "Le Rosé" - 375ml
Terroir: Champagne 1er Cru - Montagne de Reims: Chigny Les Roses, Ludes, Rilly, Taissy, Cormontreuil
Varietals: 54% Chardonnay, 46% Pinot Noir, then 15% Pinot Meunier is added
Food: Rich seafood dishes and poultry
Cellaring: Drink now
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 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 in the production process. Further, 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 J. Dumangin 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.