Ratafia de Champagne 375ml, Champagne Dumangin NV

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Producer: Champagne J. Dumangin

Wine: Ratafia de Champagne Non-Vintage - 375ml

Varietals: 50% Pinot Meunier, 25% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir

Nose: Cinnamon and spices with ripe tropical fruits, figs, nuts, baking and brown sugar

Palate: Nice amount of fruit with great richness and nutty notes

Food: Cheese, melon, chocolate desserts, reducing sauces for duck

Cellaring: Drink now

This ultra rare specialty from Champagne is a blend of half brandy made from Champagne and half grape juice from the region. The Dumangin is then aged for seven years in a combination of vessels including used Crozes-Hermitage barrels. The result is a semi sweet aperitif cut from the same mold as Pineau de Charentes.

"Brilliant use of the juices on each champagne press on top of the Champagne appellation. The grape juice “preserved” by adding a neutral champagne alcohol. The particularly complex blend of Ratafias solera aged, “vino santo” style aged, tank aged (minimum 4 years aging) brings wonderful fruity aromas as well as a very distinguished wood note."