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G.H. Mumm Cuvee R. Lalou 1998 Champagne

Mumm Cuvee R. Lalou 1998 is Mumm's prestige cuvee. All of the grapes used in the production of Mumm Cuvee R. Lalou 1998 are from grand cru vineyards. This is an elegant, complex and balanced champagne. It is not available in all markets. Order Cuvee R. Lalou 1998 on-line or ask your local wine store to place an order.

G.H. Mumm Cuvee R. Lalou 1998
Sweetness Level:
Category: Basic Prestige Cuvée: Yes
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 94 Dec. 2012   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast 93 12/01/10   (750 ml bottle) $153
Wine Spectator 90 11/30/09    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Light gold with fine soft steady bubbles.
Aroma/bouquet: Apple, honey, hints of toast, chalky minerality.
Palate: Apple, citrus, peach, almond, caramel, saline minerality with biscuit and toast notes.
Additional comments: Elegant, complex and balanced.
When to drink: G.H. Mumm Cuvee R. Lalou 1998 Champagne is ready to drink now through 2016.

Cuvee R. Lalou 1998 Details
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Label: G.H. Mumm Cuvee R. Lalou 1998
G.H. Mumm & Cie
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Sweetness Level: Brut
Dosage: 6 grams per liter
Prestige cuvée: Yes
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru
Grapes: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 12.5%

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G.H. Mumm Cuvee R. Lalou 1998

G.H. Mumm uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. Cuvee R. Lalou 1998 is composed of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation. The final dosage is 6 grams/liter. It is aged in the cellars for 8 to 10 years or more. G.H. Mumm has not declared a vintage R. Lalou since 1999.

After World War I, Mumm was sold. Management for the next 50 years fell under the capable guidance of the new President, Rene' Lalou. G.H. Mumm Cuvee R. Lalou honors the memory of Rene' Lalou.


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