Champagne Dumenil Rosé Veilles Vignes

Headquartered in Chigny les Roses, a Premier Cru village on the mountain of Reims, Dumenil, vineyards owner since 1874, is a small maison that works exclusively with grapes from their own vineyards. The most famous product of Dumenil is definitely the blanc de blancs, but I decided to try something new and enjoy this beautiful Rosé of a pale salmon color. The blend of this champagne is classic brut, with 1/3 Chardonnay 1/3 Pinot Noir 1/3 Pinot Meunier, with an 8% of red wines from old vines of Pinot Noir (Veilles Vignes in french). This wine remains in cellar at least three years.
A feature common to all products of this house the fine and abundant small bubbles, a really good show in the glass. The scents of citrus fruits predominate, with hints of yeast. In a final hint of hazelnut. In the mouth it is with good acidity and a pleasant minerality. Above all citrus flavor beginning with currants and wild strawberries on the finish. It has no great length, this is a champagne that focuses on freshness and drinkability first. It’s not a wine of great aromatic complexity, but it combines simplicity and elegance. Excellent with oysters, shrimps and prawns, or a carpaccio of raw amberjack, also suitable as an aperitif or at any time of day, for no particular reason.

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