1890s A star is born! Champagne Dumangin was created by Hippolyte Dumangin. Jacky Dumangin, 3 generations later, perfected the characteristically feminine Premier Cru champagne range. His son, Gilles Dumangin, 5th generation of successful winemakers, "upped" the range by introducing the several high-class champagnes that helped position his top of the range wines. And his originality has been to maintain the tradition of distilling his wines and marcs himself and he is one of 2 houses of champagne still doing it. The wealth of champagne houses has made them lazy, to the point that they all contract their distillation to one and same distiller to use their own marcs sometimes and often any marc. The result is that they more or less taste the same