The house of G H Mumm
has been making Champagne
for nearly two centuries, today it ranks as the third-largest champagne producer in the world. Mumm de Cramant
is a rare Blanc de Blancs
champagne made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes from a single harvest, sourced from G.H. Mumm’s own vineyards in the highly prized Grand Cru village of Cramant. This exquisite demi-mousse or crémant (a champagne bottled with very low pressure) was originally called Crémant de Cramant when it was first created for the directors of G.H. Mumm in 1882. At that time, Mumm de Cramant was hand delivered to friends of G.H. Mumm in a plain bottle with a business card turned down at the right hand corner (this was done to show that the delivery has been made in person). This heritage is reflected in the current label and 19th century bottle design. Mumm de Cramant offers finesse, freshness, exceptional length and a distinctive mineral character, which is the purest expression of the chalky soil of the Cramant terroir in the Côte des Blancs. Only very small quantities of Mumm de Cramant are produced and the cuvée was not available commercially until 1960.
Mumm de Cramant is a luminous, pale yellow colour with hints of green. There are light, delicate bubbles which create a fine, creamy mousse. The nose has aromas of white flowers, fresh fruit and lemon mingled with fresh and elegant notes. Fresh and elegant on the palate, Cramant boasts crisp lime, lemon and grapefruit flavours with “meltin-the-mouth” bubbles. The finish is graceful and lingering.
Food & Wine match:
Mumm de Cramant, as a blanc de blancs champagne, makes an ideal aperitif. Perfect for an aperitif but also to accompany seafood and fish such as scallop carpaccio, lobster with spring vegetable pastry or oysters.