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the flagship mumm cordon rouge brut embodies the g.h. mumm
house style of freshness, elegance and power from the quality of
the Pinot noir in the blend. this style has been passed down from
one cellarmaster to another since 1827 and our current cellar-
master, didier mariotti, continues this tradition today.
Dominated by a backbone of top quality Pinot Noir, this flagship cuvée is an assem-
blage of up to 77 different vineyards with a high proportion of reserve wines of up
to five different vintages to create a fresh, yet rich and complex champagne.
All the great terroirs of the Champagne region are represented in the blend:
the Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, Vallée de l’Ardes, Côte des Blancs,
Sézannais, and Aube. Many of the wines behind the splendour of Cordon Rouge
are sourced from Grands Crus and Premiers Crus within the Champagne region,
classed at 90% to 100% on the Cru scale.
• 45% Pinot Noir provides structure, intensity and power.
• 25% Pinot Meunier gives a fruity bouquet, liveliness and a rounded feel.
• 30% Chardonnay complements the whole with finesse and elegance.
Most important is a true respect for the terroir: preparing the blend of Mumm Cor-
don Rouge is a long and delicate process, in which each stage determines the final
quality of the wine. It all begins with the harvest, when each cru is kept separate
from the picking until the must reaches the vats. At G.H. MUMM, everything is
done to best express the excellence of the House’s terroir: 218 hectares, of which
160 are classified as Grand Crus.
Through separate vinification of the grapes from each terroir, the wine achieves a
complex range of aromas and tastes. During a four-to-five-month period follow-
ing each year’s harvest, Cellarmaster Didier Mariotti tastes all the 350 individual
blending components several times. Under his personal supervision, the final
Mumm Cordon Rouge blend is decided, usually in January or February.
The wines from each cru are carefully blended together and then complemented
with between 10 and 20% reserve wines from the G.H. MUMM stocks to add matu-
rity and richness to the complexity of the final cuvée. These reserve wines are kept
in vats for two, three or even four years and some are aged on the lees for added
body and flavour.
The wine is then bottled to undergo the secondary fermentation, following which it
matures in the cellars for at least three years before disgorgement.
Finally, the liqueur de dosage, comprising several still wines, some aged for at least
two years in stainless steel vats, with around 10 g/l of sugar, is added to bring out
the full character of the Cordon Rouge blend.
G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge
Fresh, golden yellow with hints of jade, the
wine’s abundant bubbles, both fine and elegant,
demonstrate the finesse of this champagne.
Aromas of lemon and grapefruit, combined with
the richness of firm, fleshy fruits such as white
peaches, apricots and tart apples bring fresh-
ness and liveliness to the wine. These are fol-
lowed by hints of vanilla, enriched with caramel.
Honeyed nuts also play their part.
The bubbles are rich on the palate, but never over-
powering. 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.
G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge works well as an aperi-
tif. Its freshness and intensity make it an equally
fine match for grilled fish or roasted meat.
• Alcohol content: 12.5% by Volume
• Acidity: 5 g/l
• Dosage: 8 to 10 g/l
• Ageing: at least 3 years
origin of crus
77, the main ones being Cramant, Avize, Oger,
Vertus, Ambonnay, Bouzy, Verzenay, Verzy,
Mailly, Vaudemange, Ecueil, Savigny, Avenay,
Average on cru scale: 94%
• 45% Pinot Noir
• 25% Pinot Meunier
• 30% Chardonnay
10° C (12°C when accompanying a meal)