Champagne Estate Background Gilles - Créateur de Cuvées 1884 A star is born… Champagne Dumangin was created by Hippolyte Dumangin. Jacky Dumangin, 3 generations later, perfected the characteristically feminine Premier Cru champagne range. His son, Gilles Dumangin, 5th generation of successful winemakers, “upped” the range by introducing the several high class champagnes that helped position his top of the range wines: First he created the “Premium”, a delightful (unfortunately low yield) Blanc de Blancs cuvee in a wonderfully frosted white bottle. Through his love of cooking & travels through Asia, Gilles also imagined the Extra-Brut, a Champagne that both helps complement spicy cooking and also balances diets with a low sugar content. He has received high praises from prospective customers and press alike. Créateur de Cuvées, he has over 15 different Champagnes at any time in his portfolio. He has been called many times to make Champagnes for designer brands. His latest creation the Trio des Ancêtres is a wonderful trio of single grapes Chardonnay/Pinot Noir & Meunier named after his ancestors: Firmin, Hippolyte & Achille. Innovation through Tradition… in the last 25 years the Champagne region has seen many improvements in winemaking processes. General quality has been raised. Unfortunately this has led to uniformity in most champagnes. Champagne Dumangin believes in uniqueness… Each wine is unique. The Dumangin Rosé is a good example… thanks to its untypical blend of vintage cuvées and red wine from Pinot Meunier, it exhibits finesse and fruit rather than vinosity and strength. Obtaining the right balance between traditional methods that will favour the exceptional character of wines and modern techniques is a difficult but enjoyable exercise. Dumangin Champagnes suffer no stressful processes. They are handled very gently from grape picking to bottling in their tank room in Chigny Les Roses. Careful manual riddling, in-house disgorgement & dosage ensure quality at all steps. To add an additional twist, dosage liquor is aged in perfumed oak cask. Dosage is a very important part of Champagne DUMANGIN J. Fils... Each bottling enjoys different dosage through its lifecycle to provide the best possible tasting experience, balancing acidity & sugar levels. As there is nothing to hide, disgorgement dates are added to back labels alongside other informative details like blend and a QR code giving the most precise information. Tradition is also what directed Gilles to revive long lost Champagne gastronomic Specialties. Starting in 2001 with Champagne vinegar, innovation & passion him to acquire knowledge & create unique recipes of champagne based food delicacies that are now represented all over the world from Canada to Japan. A wonderful Champagne jam (Confit de Vin Champenois) will match a delicate foie gras. The Grape Chutney makes a perfect condiment for pâtés. He also used innovative cask aging (matured in casks used in other regions of France) and traditional solera systems to produce a range of alcohols (Ratafia, Marc & Fine) replete with flavours and colours.
We produce a full range of feminine Champagnes (brut/extra-brut/rosé/vintage/blanc de blancs/saignee rose/old vintages) with top of the line packaging. We offer POS material to sell the wines and help by visiting the countries and give wine talks / dinners / market tours. Come and taste our Trio des Ancêtres: 3 champagnes single varietals / single vineyards : single vintage (2000) aged in oaked and sold after 12 years on lies with zero dosage. We will also show our Vintage 2004 recently 93 Wine Spectator & 91 Wine Enthusiast with a special mention of "Cellar Selection". La Cuvée 17 34% Meunier, 33% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir 6 Awards : 1 Trophy; 2 Silver & 3 Commended 93/100 Best Champagnes of the Year Under $60... Champagne Guide Australia 90/100 Impressive wine for this price ... pronounced fruit on the nose and a flinty dry finish ... West Australian 88/100 A rich wine that parades great citrus and pear juice fruits to go with its intense texture of green apple skins and vivid acidity. It tastes very fresh, veering towards dry and could benefit from several months’ bottle age... Wine Enthusiast 88/100 Exotic, featuring elderflower, banana, lemon cream and herb notes backed by finesse and crisp acidity. ... Wine Spectator Viticulture raisonnée Le Rosé - Premier Cru 49% Chardonnay, 38% Pinot Noir & 13% Meunier (as red wine) 16 Awards : 5 Gold (Bordeaux/Epernay); 6 Silver; 4 Bronze & 1 Commended Decanter (UK) Best Sparkling Wine by Steven Spurrier Champagne Guide (AUS) 94 points: Best Champagne under $60 Hospitality & Thirst (NZ) Show delicate strawberry and rose aromas, quite feminine, on the palate delicious & fragrant, full & rich, even satisfying; a long feminine and subtle "nish; a beautiful champagne New Zealand Herald (NZ) A very pale salmon colour with a clean, dry "nish. The producer's best selling win and 50 pc of total production. A blend of chardonnay & pinot noir with a dash of pinot Meunier, it is a very classy drink Le Vintage 2004 – Premier Cru 54% Chardonnay, 46% Pinot Noir Wine Enthusiast (US) 93/100 - Cellars Selection The New Zeland Herald (NZ) From a vintage bursting with $avour this is drinking well now but will continue to develop. Its is a light, bright and fruity, a classic... by John Hawkesby Bob Campbell Wine Reviews (NZ) Rich, creamy wine with an impressive ethereal lightness. Wonderfully pure. Chalk, toast and hazelnut. Lovely acidity - not hard, accessible but gives backbone Champagne Guide (OZ) 91/100 bouquet is de"ned by lemon, with hints of honey and a note of orange. The palate adds butterscotch and ripe peach fruit, leading o' clean and then quickly becoming savoury and secondary. The acid balance is commendable, keeping a short "nish from becoming broad... by Tyson Stelzer