Dumenil is a new producer that we discovered recently, and 2008 is their current release for their Millesime bottle. Dumenil has been producing Champagne since 1874, and while not widely known, their Champagnes are exceptionally crafted and rarely leave France. Dumenil is based in the Montagne de Reims specifically in Chingy-Les-Roses ( the same village J Lassale heralds from). This terrior is 100% premier cru and is tended to as naturally as possible, promoting biodiversity in the vineyards. The vines are plowed by horse, and fruit is harvested entirely by hand, choices we like to see when it comes to great grower Champagnes. In the Cellar, only the first press of juice is used to ensure the highest quality possible. 2008 is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and an even 20-20 split of Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Unlike their other Champagnes that spend three years on the lees, the Millesime only made in the best vintages and spends 7+ supporting a superlative richness and complexity. We recently had another bottle of this, and it was fantastic. We forgot about it and re-tasted it after it was open for a week even though the bubbles were gone the base wine still great This is a giant slayer, and a super value for a rare vintage Champagne with 11 years of age, it is hard to go wrong here. This will be the last chance to buy this great 2008 don't miss it!