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G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne

Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut is Mumm's house style champagne with a history of winning awards. It is a very nice non-vintage champagne with good quality for the price. Mumm Cordon Rouge is widely available throughout North America.

G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut
Sweetness Level:
Category: Basic Prestige Cuvée: No
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 89 Apr. 2013   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast 87 12/01/12   (750 ml bottle) $43
Wine Spectator 90 11/30/13    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Pale gold with medium fine lively bubbles.
Aroma/bouquet: Ripe peach, orange zest, notes of vanilla and yeast, flinty minerality.
Palate: Lemon, apple, peach, with minerality, caramel and some toast.
Additional comments: Elegant, light weight but structured. Very nice non-vintage with good quality for the price. Some variability between releases.
When to drink: G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut Champagne is ready to drink at release and for up to 5 years after.

Cordon Rouge Brut Details
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Label: G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut
G.H. Mumm & Cie
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Sweetness Level: Brut
Dosage: 8 grams per liter
Prestige cuvée: No
House Style: Yes
Vineyards: NA
Grapes: 45% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Meunier.
Alcohol: 12%

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G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut

G.H. Mumm uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. Cordon Rouge Brut is typically composed of 45% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Meunier. The dosage is 8 grams per liter and is typically aged 2 1/2 years or more on the lees.

Mumm has begun using DIAM cork for half bottles of their Cordon Rouge. DIAM is made by combining tiny granules of cleaned cork with synthetic microspheres, minimizing some faults such as Trichloroanisole (TCA or 'corked wine') that occasionally occur with natural cork. Evaluation is still underway, but there is a belief that they may convert full bottles of Cordon Rouge to DIAM corks in the future.

Georges Hermann Mumm began to put red silk ribbons around the necks of his Brut Champagne in 1876 to pay tribute to his distinguished clients. The ribbon was a replica of the red sashes bestowed on individuals receiving one of the highest French awards, The Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint Louis and the Grand Cordon de la Legion d'Honneur. The Cordon Rouge (red ribbon) now remains the symbol of the G. H. Mumm House.

G.H. Mumm was purchased by Pernod Ricard in 2005.

Award Organization
Award Year
Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2013 Gold
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 Silver
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 Silver
International Wine Challenge 2013 Bronze
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013 Gold
Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2012 Gold
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Silver
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012 Silver
International Wine Challenge 2012 Silver
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2012 Silver

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