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J. Dumangin Fils La Cuvee 17 Champagne


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Our Price: $44.99 / bottle (RRP: $64.99 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'Gilles Dumangin’s cuvées are cleaner, fresher, more precise and more focused than ever, reflecting the man’s fanatical attention to detail.'
93 points - Tyson Stelzer

  • If the Champagne's of Dumangin aren't already on your radar, then we need to change that immediately. Sourced from Chigny-les-Roses village, near Reims, using 1er Cru fruit, this grower champagne house produces arguably one of the best priced sparklings around.  Regarded by many, including Australia's very own and highly esteemed Tyson Stelzer, as being one of the absolute value buys from Champagne, this classic apertif style wine is everything that your mass-market house Champagne's are not. Pristine, clean and pure, the near-extra brut style stands head and shoulders above anything at a similiar price point. A blend of Pinot Noir fruit, the lemon blossom, nectar and grapefruit zest underpin a beautifully fragrant and floral house style. Their is opulence, but more in its length and lazer like precision. Skillfully blended, using a minimum of 25 year old vines. 


    Vineyard - Chigny-les-Roses using 1er cru fruit.

    Winemaking -The grapes are harvested from 25-year-old vines and fermented in stainless steel and enamel vats. After the addition of a liqueur de tirage the wine then rests on its lees for twenty months undergoing a secondary fermentation 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.


    'Gilles Dumangin’s cuvées are cleaner, fresher, more precise and more focused than ever, reflecting the man’s fanatical attention to detail. As a result, they effortlessly handle lower dosage than they have had in the past. This is the 2010 base vintage incarnation (November 2013 disgorgement) of his bargain Brut 17, showcasing its pinot-led style beautifully in a core of primary cherry and pink grapefruit character, clean precision of lemon zest and an overlay of lemon blossom. Well-integrated dosage (8g/L) and fine mineral texture confirm one of the great champagne buys under $50.
    93 points - Tyson Stelzer

    'A crisp, finely balanced wine, this is packed with fresh citrus, peach-skin and green-apple flavors. It’s a textured wine with layers of minerality on the palate. The acidity is just right—a fine streak that cuts through the fruitiness and gives a tight, taut finish.'
    Wine Enthusiast Magazine

    'I've searched long and hard this year for a heavenly Champagne at a down to earth price - and this graceful, vivacious wine fits the bill. An essential sparkler.'
    Matthew Jukes

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