R. Dumont et Fils, Solera Reserve, Brut
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R. Dumont et Fils, Solera Reserve, Brut - NV

Item # 33651 750mL
$46.96/ Single Bottle
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$563.52 $535.34/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

It's always a treat to taste a cuvée using the solera method of aging multiple back vintages. The result is complexity and yet in this bottling tremendous freshness. This Chardonnay tank was first filled with 1991 vintage, counting a blend of approximately 20 vintages..

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Staff Pick Notes

Coco Chanel once said, “I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not.” My feelings exactly. If only I had her bank account. Fine bottles, however, can be found for <$40. This one from Dumont delivers the kind of richness and complexity you'd expect from a well-aged vintage Champagne at a fraction of the price. Dumont's secret? Solera Aging. Better known for Sherry, this fractional blending system was first brought to Champagne by Anselme Selosse. Bernard Dumont began his solera in 1991. He uses one stainless steel tank and every year removes 1/3 for bottling and fills with the current vintage. The beauty is that the new wine seamlessly takes on the flavor, aromas & texture ((toasty brioche, Parmesan, custard) of the old wine while maintaining its freshness. At this price drink your heart out!


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