G.H. Mumm is celebrating 130 years of Cramant with the introduction of G.H. Mumm Blanc de Blancs. This cuvée replaces the much-loved Mumm de Cramant, which was first created in 1882 when G.H. Mumm acquired a vineyard in the heart of this famous Grand Cru village.
This purchase in the Côte des Blancs was a significant one for a House renowned for its Pinot Noir-driven style. However, the wine produced was originally not sold commercially but instead reserved for family members and friends of G.H.Mumm. As befits a ‘private cuvée’, each bottle of Mumm de Cramant was hand-delivered with a visiting card carefully folded in the top right hand corner. In keeping with the exclusive spirit of the original, the label of the new G.H. Mumm Blanc de Blancs features the folded card detail.
Although all the grapes come from a single vintage, G.H. Mumm Blanc de Blancs is classed as a non-vintage as it is aged only briefly on the lees, so as to accentuate the fresh, citrus flavours of the Cramant Chardonnay.
To further enhance the softness of the mousse G.H. Mumm Blanc de Blancs has low bottle pressure (4.5 bars compared to the standard 6), giving a creamier texture on the palate. This is achieved by reducing the sugar content in the liqueur de tirage to a level lower than any other Champagne.
Sourced exclusively from G.H. Mumm’s own vines in Cramant and hand-crafted by chef de caves Didier Mariotti, this rare Champagne is without peer. G.H. Mumm Blanc de Blancs has just been recognised with gold medals at the 2012 IWC, Decanter and Imbibe Sommelier Awards.
This is the first Grand Cru wine from G.H. Mumm’s new Expert Range, which will also include a Grand Cru Brut Selection and a Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs (initially only available in France).