Mumm champagnes, the history of a Franco-German Dynasty
The story begins in Germany, in Cologne. It is thanks to the production of an exceptional Riesling that the Mumm family became known and became one of the great fortunes of the viticulture. His three sons followed in his footsteps and created in 1827, in association with a French producer, G.Heuser and a German investor, F.Giesler, an equivalent activity for the Champagne in Reims. The company was then called P.A MUMM Giesler and Co.
It is only in 1852, when Georges Hermann Von Mumm - grandson of the creator - takes over the management of the company, that the name will become G.H MUMM. Under his direction and through his passion for travelling, the house will become the first exporter of Champagne. Thanks to him, the house will take a major turn towards modernity. He decides to invest in innovation and in stone by buying new and more modern premises.
It is he who will create and register the brand " Cordon Rouge " which is today the graphic signature of the House Mumm. It is the famous red band arranged diagonally on the labels. He and his successor, Georges Robinet, a friend of the family, will be recognized for their social advances. Indeed, they provide housing and education to the families of the wine workers.
Later, René Lalou, will mark the history of the house. When he took over the management of the company in 1920, he was determined to develop the brand around terroir and quality. He acquired grands crus and restored the honour of the mythical vineyards. Since 2005, the House of Mumm has belonged to the Pernod Ricard group.
Characteristics of the Mumm Vineyard.
The vineyard Mumm represents 218 hectares distributed around Reims and Ay. 160 hectares are classified as grands crus. But this represents only 25% of the needs of the production of Mumm champagne. For the remaining 75%, the brand is supplied by winegrowers faithful independents.
The climate of the region is rather continental with an oceanic influence. This causes cold and harsh winters and temperate summers. The days see rain, hail, sunny days and average temperature. The sunshine remains however very correct with about 1600 hours per year. The vines grow on various soils between clay, marl, chalk, sand and limestone. This is what makes it possible to obtain powerful and exceptional wines.
Like all the Champagne Houses, Mumm uses the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier Noir varieties. The association of the three, with the predominance of Chardonnay, allows the creation of champagnes of character with incomparable taste. The House of Mumm offers us raw, demi-sec, Blanc de Blancs and Rosés..
Mumm and its varieties
The Chardonnay Blanc is the grape variety most present in Mumm champagnes. It brings freshness and bitterness. It particularly likes the chalk soils of the Montagne de Reims. Its small yellow berries bring aromas of citrus fruits, hazelnut and touches of aniseed.
The blue berries of the >Pinot Noir, bring to the power and body. It is a grape variety of exception which requires a lot of dexterity and care. It brings more intensity and is distinguished by red fruit aromas..
The more juicy Meunier Noir, gives the champagne more character and roundness. It can also be recognized by its red fruit aromas. It is a very powerful grape variety that prefers clay soils.
The Mumm house produces its champagnes thanks to its own production and the purchase of vines from independent winegrowers who have been following and supporting it for many years. This is how the Cellar Master succeeds in creating perfect blends.
Mumm, a know-how between tradition and innovation
Beyond the passion of the Cellar Master and the winemakers, the Maison Mumm has understood the importance of respecting the vines and their environment. To obtain quality champagnes, it has opted for a traditional work respecting the method of Champagne winemaking. The extraction of juices very gently, the vinification in stainless steel tanks, the fermentation, the stirring then the ageing on slats and the disgorging, the Maison Mumm likes to follow all the stages by taking the necessary time not to rush the production.however, it was the first to create a wine research laboratory in 1870. Today, it still works with INRA, CNRS and Méteo France to develop new production and analysis procedures and holds several scientific patents.
Les grands crus de la Maison Mumm
Here is a small selection of the great wines signed Mumm for your next events.
Mumm - Cordon rouge
It is the flagship wine of the house. It is a well-balanced wine with a beautiful vinosity. The predominance of Pinot Noir brings structure and power, followed by the elegance of Chardonnay and the fruitiness and roundness of the Meunier Noir.Its bubbles are numerous and active and its golden robe is brilliant. On the nose, one can distinguish aromas of peach, apricot and exotic fruits. then one discovers warmer notes such as caramel, brioche and vanilla. On the palate, it is lively and fresh. It is a full-bodied wine with a beautiful roundness and in which we find the aromas already mentioned.
Mumm - Blanc de Noirs
It is a recent champagne resulting from a subtle blend of Pinot Noir. It is a intense and powerful wine, ideal for your exceptional meals. Its coppery robe gives way to an aromatic nose. One distinguishes effluents of dried fruits, nougat, coffee and a touch of vanilla. In mouth, one finds the nougat to which are added aromas of yellow fruits, honey and brioche. It is a structured and unctuous champagne.
Mumm - René Lalou
It is a very great vintage which is pulled off at a golden price. It is the perfect balance between Chardonnay and Pinot Noir at 50/50. Its golden and brilliant dress lets us see bubbles of a great delicacy. On the nose one appreciates its reminders of yellow fruits then of nougat and spices. On the palate, it is a a fresh champagne with aromas of candied fruits and citrus fruits.
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