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G.H. Mumm

G.H. Mumm
NV Grand Cordon Brut, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

G.H. Mumm
NV Grand Cordon Brut, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of toasted brioche, roasted mixed nuts, tart strawberry and raspberry preserves on buttered toast, and apple and lemon with a velvety, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a very long finish displaying touches of brioche, apple, lemon, and tangerine, dried flowers, and bramble berries. This is a wonderful everyday Champagne that balances acid with dosage and mild autolysis with citrus fruits, orchard fruits, bramble berries and delicate floral notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: toasted brioche, roasted mixed nuts, tart strawberry and raspberry preserves on buttered toast, and apple and lemon
Taste Flavor: brioche, apple, lemon, and tangerine, dried flowers, and bramble berries
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: This is a wonderful everyday Champagne that balances acid with dosage and mild autolysis with citrus fruits, orchard fruits, bramble berries and delicate floral notes.

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Champagne Brut NV

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Non-Vintage Brut is the most important category of Champagne. The vast bulk of Champagne is Non-Vintage and the healthy sales of this category are what keeps the Euros flowing in the region. A typical Non-Vintage cuvée will be composed of wine from two of the most recent vintages blended together, with a very small amount of older vintages. The demanding task of a champagne blender is to keep a typical house style by blending many different batches of wine. Quality does vary, at least from year to year if not batch to batch. A succession of good vintages will result in great Non-Vintage champagne with inverse consequences for a run of lesser years.

At the bottling stage Champagne is nearly always sweetened by the addition of a small sweetened dose of wine, called the dosage. The vast bulk of Champagne (including all Vintage releases) is of the "Brut" level of dryness: Dry to the palate though very lightly sweetened. The exact level of dryness of a brut style will vary from producer to producer, but is generally between 0 and 1.2% residual sugar.