J. Dumangin Fils 1er Cru Brut Rosé Champagne NV ~ Champagne, France
Forbes Magazine ~ "The Best champagne you've never heard of."
Decanter (UK), Steven Spurrier ~ Best Sparkling Wine
93/100 Tyson Stelzer, Champagne Expert and Author of The Champagne Guide
93/100 Bob Campbell
92/100 James Suckling
Bob Campbell ~ "Best selling wine. Rich, mellow, fruity - lovely wine. Very pretty pale pink."
Hospitality & Thirst (NZ) ~ "Delicious and fragrant, full and rich,..... a beautiful champagne"
New Zealand Herald (NZ) ~ "The producer's best selling wine .....a very classy drink."
James Suckling ~ "Bright playful red fruits and cassis with some gently spiced biscuity notes. The palate has an attractive vinous presence, plus long cherry and raspberry flavors. Fine and smooth."
UK Telegraph, Victoria Moore ~ "What I've Enjoyed Drinking this Week"
Wine Align, Julian Hitner ~ "A beautiful experience, enjoy over the next three years or more.....The best-selling wine of the operation, the NV Rosé (sourced exclusively from Premier Cru grapes from Chigny-Les Roses) delivers great expression, balance, and delicateness... Elegant scents of grapefruit, delicate yeasty biscuits, minerals, and a hint of dried herbs and spice. Complex, with excellent fruit (very stylish), balanced acidity, and a vibrant hint of grapefruit and minerals on the finish."
This beautiful Rosé Champagne (sourced exclusively from Premier Cru grapes) is pink champagne at its best! It is Gordon Ramsay's restaurants' best-selling Rosé champagne and out-rates the big name champagnes at half the price.
J. Dumangin Fils are a small family-run Champagne House based in the village of Chigny-les-Roses south of Reims. Dumangin have a long history overflowing with fantastic winemakers, some with names borrowed from Greek legend. The first family member to turn his hands to winemaking was Firmin Dumangin, born in 1650. Hippolyte Dumangin, born 1851, was the first to market champagne under the Dumangin brand. Achille Dumangin named a variety after himself around 1909. Jacky Dumangin achieved fame for a Premier Cru Champagne which won an impressive number awards during his 30 years at the helm. The current head of House Dumangin has a disappointingly French name: Gilles. He is the 5th generation of the family to produce champagne.
The Dumangin family’s tireless efforts to produce the best possible Champagne from their own grapes was recognised by the prestigious French wine guide, the Guide Hachette des Vins, in 2008. The bible of the French wine industry awarded the Dumangin Grand Réserve a Coup de Cœur. The Coup de Coeur (judges' favourite) is the Guide Hachette’s highest possible recommendation.
Champagne is the most iconic sparkling wine in the world, produced in the region of Champagne in France. Synonymous with celebration, champagne is typically produced from a few specific varieties of grapes: pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot meunier. With effervescent flavors of citrus, almond, and apple, champagne comes in varying levels of sweetness and has a moderate amount of alcohol. The most treasured Champagnes age for a minimum of 3 years.
The Champagne region is located 140 kilometres from Paris, France. While the vines in this region have been producing wine since the Roman era, it is only in the past couple of hundred years that winemakers began producing Champagne using méthode champenoise - the complex method that produces the style of Champagne the world knows and loves today. Another important component of the production of champagne is the chalk and limestone soils which dominate the Champagne region. Vines grown in these conditions result in wines that are high in acidity - a key component to making good sparkling wine. Champagne's northerly location - about as north as grapes can ripen - also allow for higher acidity and lower alcohol levels which are also very important for producing quality sparkling wine.