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G.H. Mumm Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Mumm Blanc de Blancs is made with 100% grand cru chardonnay grapes. This is a wonderfully complex champagne with some variability between releases. Mumm Blanc de Blancs has an award winning history. The "Mumm de Cramant" on the label refers to the grand cru village where the grapes are grown.

G.H. Mumm Blanc de Blancs
Sweetness Level:
Category: Blanc de Blancs Prestige Cuvée: No
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 92 Sept. 2012   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast 92 12/01/12   (750 ml bottle) $70
Wine Spectator 91 11/30/13    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Pale yellow with medium fine bubbles.
Aroma/bouquet: Apple, pear, blanched almond, ginger, flinty minerality.
Palate: Lemon, apple, brioche, minerality, soft silky mouthfeel.
Additional comments: Give it some time to open up and warm and the fruit will emerge, you won't be disappointed. Wonderfully complex. Some variability between releases.
When to drink: G.H. Mumm Blanc de Blancs Champagne is ready to drink at release and for eight to ten years.

Blanc de Blancs Details
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Label: G.H. Mumm Blanc de Blancs / 'Mumm de Cramant'
G.H. Mumm & Cie
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Non-vintage, Blanc de Blancs
Sweetness Level: Brut
Dosage: 6 grams per liter
Prestige cuvée: No
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12%

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G.H. Mumm Blanc de Blancs

G.H. Mumm uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. Blanc de Blancs is composed of 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay grapes from a single vineyard in Cramant. This champagne undergoes malolactic fermentation as part of the process. The dosage is 6 gr/liter. It is bottled at 4.5 atmospheres of pressure, on the low side compared to the usual 6 atmospheres for most champagne. This is done in part because the acidity tends to be overly aggressive for a full bead. It is reportedly from just one vintage, but it is not labeled with a vintage. It rests on the lees for approximately 3 years.

Introduced in 1930, this was one of the first blanc de blancs champagnes.The folded corner on the label represents a time in the past when this champagne was set aside for friends of the House. The Mumm Blanc de Blancs was presented in person by the House along with a special folded visiting card to honored guests.

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

Award Organization
Award Year
Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2013 Silver
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 Silver Outstanding
International Wine Challenge 2013 Gold
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013 Double Gold
Chardonnay-du-Monde 2012 Gold
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Gold
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012 Silver
International Wine Challenge 2012 Gold
Chardonnay-du-Monde 2011 Silver
Los Angeles Wine & Spirits Competition 2011 Silver Medal

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