Champagne Mumm: How does it taste?

Before you decide which exclusive champagne is right for your celebrations, you may want to research exactly which one sounds right for you. These in-depth tasting notes, as well as a look into the history of Maison Mumm, will guide you in the right direction when choosing your bubbly.

A brief history of Maison Mumm Champagne

A brief history of Maison Mumm Champagne

For almost two centuries, the house of Mumm Champagne has been steeped in tradition. The story begins in 1761 when Peter Arnold Mumm began his wine merchant business in Cologne. It wasn’t until Peter’s three sons joined the business that they took a great interest in the champagne region of France, thus starting this renowned champagne house in 1827. At this time, sparkling wines were becoming incredibly popular throughout Europe. The three sons, Gottlieb, Phillip and Jacobus, had one goal in mind: to maintain an exceptional quality when it came to the grapes used to produce the champagne. In 1852, it was Georges Hermann Mumm who took control of the house and gave every vineyard its own press. This expanded production of the champagne exponentially, and in 1900, production represented as many as 3 million bottles. To this day, Maison Mumm is the official supplier of champagne to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and now sells over 8 million bottles a year.
What to expect from Champagne Mumm - the tasting

What to expect from Champagne Mumm

G.H. Mumm trademarked the Cordon Rouge name and label in 1876 and since then it has symbolized this champagne house. Appearance-wise, this champagne is a brightly sparkling, golden yellow colour. On the nose, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with aromas of ripe white fruits such as apricots and peaches as well as tropical scents of lychee and pineapple. Then, before developing notes of milky caramel and breadcrumbs, you’ll find notes of vanilla before a finish with dried fruit and honey. Finally, on the palate, Mumm is incredibly fresh but consistently strong. The Complex aromas add to the intensity of the flavours of green apples, peaches and pears and complement its fresh aftertaste.