- R Dumont Champagne Douce Cuvee (Demi-Sec) NV Product #24594 (In Stock)
Don’t let the “demi-sec” designation scare you off – this is just blisteringly good Champagne that just happens to have the very slightest touch of sweetness at the end. The Dumont brothers start with estate grown Pinot Noir and a tiny bit of Chardonnay from their 54-acre vineyards in
Champignol-lez-Mondeville. After blending each year’s base wines, they put the wine into bottle for its secondary fermentation….and then leave it there for 5 years of gentle aging. At the same time the wine is bottled, Dumont also reserves the sugar that will be used for dosage and ages that for 5 years too!
The result is one of the most delicious Champagnes in this style you’ll ever taste and just silly quality for the price. Yeasty, creamy, full of ripe orchard fruit and spice, and with tiny, generous, bubbles, this wine goes down way too sneaky fast. The base wines are such high quality and so intense that the “demi-sec” level of dosage really just softens and rounds the wine out while highlighting the fruit rather than delivering any sugary sweetness. Classy, delicious, rare, hand-made, and well priced. Buy it.