G.H. Mumm


'Mumm de Cramant' Brut|Blanc de Blancs|NV

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Low Bar Pressure

Earth

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Foods

Foods


Patisserie

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Tropical Fruit

Tropical Fruit


Coconut

Nut

Nut


Almond

Cramant

Cramant

What to expect


"In philosophy and pedigree, de Cramant is an altogether different tier in the world of Mumm, and it’s their only cuvée that I buy. A rather young release, it’s bottled at 4.5 atmospheres of pressure rather than the usual 6, to soften the impression of acidity. It’s always been one variety (chardonnay), one village (Cramant) and one vintage, though never labelled as a vintage as it’s sometimes released too young.

De Cramant has now been replaced by RSRV Cuvée Resérvée Blanc de Blancs, which refreshingly declares both village and vintage on the front label. To maintain consistency, Mumm plays with selection of plots, fermentation temperature, addition of lees, blocking of malolactic fermentation and, unique in Champagne, even micro-oxygenation on some tanks.

The 2010 is an excellent release for de Cramant, with a tight backbone of lemon citrus fruit, overlaid with the complexity of lees age in almond meal and brioche notes, even a touch of toasted coconut. It finishes long and tense with very fine dry extract providing structure and dimension, offering a compelling contrast to its acid structure.

Its phenolic grip and earthy dryness reflect the season, yet it nonetheless upholds the lemon purity, persistence and acid line of Cramant. An energetic and age-worthy wine, and a good result for the 2010 season."

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

$175.00

Club Price $166.25 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Low Bar Pressure

Earth

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Foods

Foods


Patisserie

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Tropical Fruit

Tropical Fruit


Coconut

Nut

Nut


Almond

What to expect


"In philosophy and pedigree, de Cramant is an altogether different tier in the world of Mumm, and it’s their only cuvée that I buy. A rather young release, it’s bottled at 4.5 atmospheres of pressure rather than the usual 6, to soften the impression of acidity. It’s always been one variety (chardonnay), one village (Cramant) and one vintage, though never labelled as a vintage as it’s sometimes released too young.

De Cramant has now been replaced by RSRV Cuvée Resérvée Blanc de Blancs, which refreshingly declares both village and vintage on the front label. To maintain consistency, Mumm plays with selection of plots, fermentation temperature, addition of lees, blocking of malolactic fermentation and, unique in Champagne, even micro-oxygenation on some tanks.

The 2010 is an excellent release for de Cramant, with a tight backbone of lemon citrus fruit, overlaid with the complexity of lees age in almond meal and brioche notes, even a touch of toasted coconut. It finishes long and tense with very fine dry extract providing structure and dimension, offering a compelling contrast to its acid structure.

Its phenolic grip and earthy dryness reflect the season, yet it nonetheless upholds the lemon purity, persistence and acid line of Cramant. An energetic and age-worthy wine, and a good result for the 2010 season."

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

About the house

About the house


Food suggestion

One of the big guns of the champagne world, G.H. Mumm is the champagne enjoyed at most parties and many sporting events from the Melbourne Cup to the Grand Prix. Its iconic red sash is associated with a daring character that is embodied throughout their teams globally and all the way to their cellarmaster and rock star - Didier Mariotti. Although he is partial to blending records in the DJ booth he is also accomplished in the cellar and is doing a great job making a consistent, party worth Brut Non Vintage. We love heading up the Mumm Champagne ladder with their outstanding and rare Mumm de Cramant for a touch of refined elegance.

Food suggestion


Showing pure mineral expression of Cramant and being a low bar pressure champagne, we suggest Japanese cuisine of sushi, pork dumplings with pickled ginger and perhaps some tuna and avocado rolls for simple pleasure.