G.H. Mumm Champagne Cordon Rouge Brut NV
G.H. Mumm Champagne Cordon Rouge Brut is a fresh, golden yellow colour with hints of jade, the wine’s abundant bubbles, both fine and elegant, demonstrate the finesse of Mumm’s Cordon Rouge Champagne. On the nose, aromas of lemon and grapefruit, combined with the richness of firm, fleshy fruits such as white peaches, apricots and tart apples bring freshness and liveliness to the wine. These are followed by hints of vanilla, enriched with caramel. Honeyed nuts also play their part. The bubbles are rich on the palate, but never overpowering. The perfect balance is combined with a rounded, full vinosity. The mix of fresh fruit and caramel aromas give even more intensity to the finish. This is a subtly balanced wine with a remarkable capacity to linger in the mouth.
- Country: France
- Region: Champagne
- Vintage: NV
- Colour: White
- Grape Variety: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
- ABV: 12%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Natural cork
- Style: Traditional method sparkling
- Vegetarian: Yes (not certified)
- Vegan: Yes (not certified)
- Drink With: Ideal as an apéritif and beyond, G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge works as well as an accompaniment to white meat, as it does to fish or fine cured meats such as Italian ham or smoked duck breast
The style of every G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge cuvée is a constant, subtle balance of freshness and intensity. Mumm Cordon Rouge is blended from 77 crus, every one unique. The blend of grape varieties traditionally used by Mumm is Pinot Noir (45%) that endows the wine with structure and strength, Chardonnay (30%) that ensures both finesse and elegance and Pinot Meunier (25%) which has fruity, sharp and well-rounded notes that complete the blend. Each grape variety and cru is pressed and vinified separately to ensure a wide range of aromas and taste sensations, and 25-30% of reserve wines are added to bring depth and harmony to the final blend. The dosage has a residual sugar content of 8g/l to remain constant and true to the G.H. Mumm style.
About the grower
With a legacy of almost two centuries, the Champagne house of G.H. Mumm was established in 1827, and it still aspires to the original aims of the great Georges Hermann Mumm, one of the father figures of the House. His passion was to achieve the highest possible quality for G.H. Mumm Champagnes: time after time he was heard to say “Only the Best”.
In 1875, he decided to decorate each of his bottles with the prized Cordon Rouge or red sash of the Légion d’Honneur, the highest French civilian distinction, created by Napoleon I. Over and above the symbol of excellence that it represents, the Cordon Rouge embodies the true spirit that drives the House of G.H. Mumm: the quest for perfection, a spirit of adventure and panache.
Mumm today is one of the largest Champagne producers worldwide, famous for its Cordon Rouge.
G.H. Mumm has been an official sponsor of Formula 1 motorsport since 2000, providing the Champagne bottles for the podium celebrations after each race.
The iconic Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut is Pinot Noir dominated, blended with around 30% of Chardonnay. Around 25% of library vintages add depth and complexity to this non-vintage cuvee.
For us, our favourite cuvee of G.H. Mumm is the Blanc De Blancs Mumm De Cramant, originally known as Cremant De Cramant, for this wine is bottled at just 4 atmospheres of pressure rather than Champagne's usual 6 atmospheres. It is an expression of pure Chardonnay, grown in the Grand Cru village of Cramant in the Cotes des Blancs and bottled after only two years on its lees. It's the very epitome of elegance.