Champagne Duménil was founded in 1874 by Emile-Paul Duménil, who also owned a grocery and a café in Chigny-Les-Roses. Frédérique Poret is the great granddaughter of Emile and today she is the creative inspiration behind the blending of the champagnes. Her husband, Hugues, is from a long line of vignerons in the nearby village of Sacy, and he has the aptitude for bringing the best out of each plot of vines, revealing their own individual character.

All products of the House are Estate Grown Premier Cru (first growth). It is from the chalk within these well-known hills (Chigny-les-Roses, Rilly-la-Montagne and Ludes), that the Dumenil Champagnes draw their incredible fruit. In order to retain the unique nature of the soil and the subsoil, manual labor is favored as much as possible; notably with the use of horses in the oldest vineyards.

An Independent winegrower, Champagne Duménil produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes in low yielding vineyards. Created from this trilogy are Champagnes which are complete, balanced and rich. The Duménil champagne style is sustainable for the future thanks to a precise blend from older vintages that are carefully preserved. These precious bottles mature in the Dumenil cellars for a minimum of 3 years before entering the market.

60% chardonnay 30% PINOT NOIR
10% PINOT MUENIER

PREMIER CRU
JANY PORET

Pale gold in colour with a satiny finish and fine, lively bubbles. The nose is discreet at first with hints of fresh fruit before opening out to release riper fruit aromas (apples, stone fruit). The mouth is full, well balanced, fresh and light. The mid palate is richly fruity with a soft, full texture which highlights the ripeness of the fruit and drives the wine towards oxidative notes of macerated fruit and a finish nuanced with hints of sweet spices.

CSPC: 792660  

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33% chardonnay 33% PINOT NOIR
33% PINOT MUENIER

GRAND RESERVE

A never-ending stream of fine bubbles rising to a persistent ring of mousse. Delicate aromas of white flowers vie with notes of white fruit (apple and pear) and lead on to elegant hints of yellow fruit (peach and apricot). Seductively round on the palate with a beautifully long finish culminating on a mouth-watering touch of brioche. A perfectly balanced champagne!

CSPC: 792658  

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33% chardonnay 33% PINOT NOIR
33% PINOT MUENIER

VIEILLES VIGNES
ROSE

Lovers of luscious rosé champagnes will be delighted by the use of red wine from very old Pinot Meunier vines. A dance of scintillating bubbles against a pretty salmon pink background. Aromas of crushed strawberries and Morello cherries. On the palate, an abundance of elegant red fruit flavours. The finish is pleasantly fresh with a hint of almond paste and cocoa.

CSPC: 792659  

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60% chardonnay 20% PINOT NOIR
20% PINOT MUENIER

MILLESIME VINTAGE 2008

The dominant proportion of Chardonnay in all Duménil vintage champagnes gives them almost eternal youth. Tiny, elegant bubbles against a sparkling golden background. A very expressive nose of quince and prunes. Toasted hazelnut on the palate with a silky and vinous mouthfeel. The finish is very long with a distinct mineral quality.

CSPC: 819529  

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