A highly regarded Champagne from G.H. Mumm, one of the most historic Grand Marques and the fourth bestselling Champagne brand in the world.
The company was actually established by a German family, in 1827, and is found in the Reims region of Champagne. Mumm’s Champagnes feature the famous red sash, a tribute to the Légion d’Honneur, the highest French military and civil honour. The Champagne was served at a 1904 banquet in Buckingham Palace, and continues to provide the Queen with wine, alongside several high profile events, such as the Kentucky Derby and the Melbourne Cup.
This wine is produced using over three hundred base wines, from 100 different crus. The wines are made with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier grapes (in a 45%, 30% and 25% split). Mumm Cordon Rouge is aged for 20 months in the cellars of their Maison, and has a light dosage of 8 grams of sugar per litre.
Cordon Rouge pours a mid gold colour, with a creamy, thick mousse, and lively, elegant bubbles. The wine offers up some earthier notes of plums and lemons, alongside a little meringue, fresh pastry, apples, rhubarb, flowers, vanilla and a touch of chalk.
A high quality Champagne that does not disappoint.