Region: Côte des Bar, Champagne, France Grape(s): 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay Drinks Best: Now - 3 Years
For over two hundred years the Dumont family has been cultivating vines in the southern Champagne region of Aube. The Dumont vineyards are dominated by Pinot Noir as it grows well in the warm climate and dense, chalky soil of the region. This is their flagship cuvée, a blend of vintages typically between two and five years old, that is less aggressive and more sumptuous than those from northern Champagne regions. Two years of aging on the lees provides yeasty aromas of crusty bread along with ripe apple and pear. The dry, crisp palate has beautiful richness with persistent, fine bubbles to compliment the flavors of peach and citrus zest.
Pairings: Garlicky roasted squash and ricotta pizza
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