Mumm Cordon Rouge Vintage 2008
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).
After bottling, the wine was aged in the perfect natural conditions of the deep chalk cellars below the house in Reims. Released after the 2009 it was decided to hold back the vintage as it simply wasnt ready!
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.
Showing bold characters and depth while balancing itself with tropical fruits, crisp apple, baked toffee and toasty nuances. Chef de Cave, Didier Mariotti has helped transform the brand of late, returning the house into much much more than what many may consider to be a NV quaffing brand to it's former glory. The Vintage extensions to the Mumm Range are certainly worthy of a Toast!