Wine of the Week – A 91 point rated true Champagne for less than $30 – On sale for $29.99/bottle through New Year’s Eve – If you like Veuve Clicquot, you’re going to love this wine and you can buy almost 2 bottles of it for the same price you pay for 1 bottle of Veuve! From a small grower/producer based in the southern part of Champagne, the R. Dumont Brut Tradition Champagne scored 91 points with Vinous Media. It is a broad, rich, toasty and complex Champagne, and it is the perfect bubbly to toast the holidays with. Here’s the deal:
R. Dumont Champagne Brut Tradition
Buy 6 and save 10% or buy twelve and save 15%!
The Dumonts have farmed vineyards in the Aube district of Champagne for over 200 years and today the estate is run by three brothers. This part of Champagne is a bit warmer than most so Pinot Noir does especially well here. Thus, this wine is composed of 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay and after completing secondary fermentation in the bottle, it is allowed to rest on the fine lees for 24 months.
The combination of the assemblage of the wine, the warmer daytime temperatures and the extended aging on the yeast are what gives this wine its rich and full bodied personality. Upon popping the cork, you can tell that this is no shy Champagne — ripe citrus, rhubarb and orchard fruits pop out on the nose followed my more complex notes of brioche, buttered toast and musky herbs. Juicy and refreshing on the palate, it’s a touch lower in acidity than many Champagnes, but there is no question that it is dry.
With Christmas and New Year’s upon us, this is the best and cheapest way to get real-deal, small grower Champagne into your belly. Try it wish sushi, caviar, or just drink away without food. Stop by the store, call us at 828.505.8588 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve yours or to find out more. Cheeers, happy holidays, and happy drinking and eating this holiday season.
Vinous Media – 91 points
“(90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay; 9 g/l dosage): Bright straw. Expansive aromas of ripe citrus and orchard fruits pick up hints of tarragon and musky rhubarb with air. Chewy and broad on the palate, showing good heft to its blood orange and nectarine flavors. Succulent, firm and focused, finishing with bright mineral cut and very good persistence.” – Josh Raynolds