Just in time for the holidays, the R. Dumont Brut Tradition Champagne is my pick for the top true Champagne value of all time! For fans of richer-styled Champagnes like Veuve Clicquot, you’re going to love this wine. And you can buy 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.
NV R. Dumont Brut Tradition Champagne
91 points Vinous Media
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 warmer than other parts, and Pinot Noir does especially well here. And Pinot-based Champagnes tend to be fuller and richer — this one is composed of 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay. 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, spiced apple, rhubarb and carmelized peach pop out on the nose followed my more complex notes of brioche, buttered toast and musky herbs. It is decidedly dry on the palate, yet rich, broad, and creamy at the same time. It easily competes with and qualitatively destroys Champagnes from larger houses (like that bright yellow bottle) that cost twice the price.
With Christmas and New Year’s upon us, this is the perfect bottle of bubbles to toast the holidays with. It’s real-deal Champagne, it’s a small grower/producer, and it’s super. Try it wish sushi, caviar, or just drink away without food. Stop by the store, email me, or call us to make sure you get some. Just 14 cases available! Cheers, Merry Christmas, and Happy Hoidays!
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