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.