J. Dumangin Ratafia de Champagne 375ml

SKU #1123508

This ultra rare specialty from Champagne is a blend of half brandy made from Champagne and half grape juice from the region. The Dumangin is then aged for seven years in a combination of vessels including used Crozes-Hermitage barrels. The result is a semi sweet aperitif cut from the same mold as Pineau de Charentes. Ratafia almost never makes it out of Champagne and seeing it in Paris would be exceptional, but in the states it is almost a miracle to get some. Michele Lipkin from Cru Wines who imports this tasty beverage explained that it took nearly a year of struggling with the US bureaucracy to get the wine in the country. How could it be Champagne and not have bubbles? This is great stuff, and a must have for any serious student of Champagne!

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By: Gary Westby |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/16/2013  | Send Email
The Dumangin Ratafia De Champagne is the perfect way to end a meal paired with Champagne. One of the greatest treats to enjoy in the region is a dessert of a halved Charentais melon filled with a glass of ratafia. This is exactly what you need after a big cheese course! Try it out with your favorite small melon... Yum!

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Varietal:

Pineau de Charentes

Country:

France

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