In the December issue of The Wine Enthusiast, it is said …
Duménil 2008 Premier Cru Millésimé Brut
93 points Duménil 2008 Premier Cru Millésimé BrutE
Now just right in its maturity, this wine
reflects the rich style of the house, offering white fruits, balanced acidity
and minerality. Densely textured, ripe and well balanced, the wine is ready to
Duménil NV Amour de Cuvée Champagne
92 pointsDuménil NV Amour de Cuvée
Blanc de Noirs, made entirely from red-skinned grapes, this is a blend of Pinot
Noir and Pinot Meunier. The wine was aged for five years on its lees before release,
giving it a rich, full character that is just right. With maturing ripe
white-fruit flavors, the wine is ready to drink.
June is the time for trellising: separating the shoots and stapling them to wires. This prevents the leaves from crowding each other, allowing maximum light penetration and also encouraging air circulation that prevents rot.
Trellising is essential for Champagne vines since high-density planting significantly increases trellising is manual labour.