Mumm Cordon Rouge Vintage 2006
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Mumm Vintage is blended from some of the House's most renowned vineyards: its signature Pinot Noir (64%) character, sourced from six crus (Aye, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy, Mailly & Verzenay), complemented by a Chardonnay (30%) element from two crus (Avize & Oger).
2006 was a year in which each season brought with it a lot of surprises. Winter was relatively cold, marked at the end by warm weather and a lot of rain. A warm spring followed, characterised by hot winds and irregular rain in June. After a very hot July, August was fresh with record amounts of rain which led to fear of the fruit spoiling. September was particularly hot and dry with the wind and sun saving the harvest by providing the ideal conditions for the grapes to attain optimum ripeness.
After bottling, the wine was aged for almost five years in the perfect natural conditions of the deep chalk cellars below the house in Reims. After disgorgement, the Champagne received a dosage of 6g/litre. The Pinot Noirs provide weight and structure giving a straight and long finish. The vintage is emblematic of the G.H. Mumm style with its aromatic complexity allowing for the harmonious expression of the power of the pinot noirs and the elegance of the chardonnays.