In preparation for the holiday season, we are excited to announce our first Champagne dinner with Gilles Dumangin of Champagne J. Dumangin. This will be a wine dinner you will NOT want to miss as these champagnes are rarely tasted in a public setting, as the production is so small! Seats for this dinner are extremely limited, so book fast! We hope to see you on the 11th!
(To make a reservation, just scroll down to the bottom of this page and use the OpenTable widget. Select October 11th and choose the 7pm time.)
The Dumangin family can be traced back to working in the vineyards since the 1650's. Champagne Dumangin was created by Hippolyte Dumangin in the 1890s in the 1er Cru village of Chigny-les-Roses. Jacky Dumangin, three generations later, perfected the characteristically feminine Premier Cru champagne range. His son, Gilles Dumangin, 5th generation of successful winemakers, expanded the domaine by introducing several high end cuvees that helped position his domaine.
The installations for pressing and making the wines have been awarded the quality label by the CIVC. His press of 2000Kg combines modernism and tradition and is one of only two made of this type in the world. It crushes the grapes ever so delicately, with less pressure and more respect for the grape, adhering to the family philosophy of never "stressing" the grapes at any point in the production process. Further, Gilles Dumangin is one of the few producers in Champagne who utilizes enamel tanks in which the porosity maintains a signature yeast component cuvee after cuvee.
Please let us know of any allergies or dietary restrictions and we can make changes to the menu for you!