G.H. Mumm champagne is one for the ages. Established in 1761, the Mumm family started their business as wine producers in Cologne, Germany before the next generation’s lineage established a new branch in the Champagne region of France in 1827 with the help of a local representative, G.Heuser.
Dating back to the time when Napoleon ruled, the traditional way to open a bottle of champagne was through a technique called sabrage, in which the cavalry soldiers would use their sabre swords.
In layman's terms, this is basically a fancy way to open a bottle by using a big ol’ knife. Now unless you’re well versed in this practice we probably don’t recommend opening a bottle of this calibre in this way, but look, if you’re feeling confident, go for it.
But what do you picture when you think of champagne?
Did you know there are different types of champagne?
G.H. Mumm is one of the most successful, longest-running and traditional champagne brands on the market today.
They have many different bottles and varieties of champagne to suit different palates and occasions. Here are a few they have to offer to get you sorted for the silly season and to get the bubbles flowin’.
Cordon Rouge: Not labelled the business champagne for just any old reason, The Cordon Rouge is the wine that made Mumm famous throughout the world.
Known for the distinctive red ribbon that adorns each bottle, this cordon symbolises the high quality and excellence of their wine and represents the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest civilian honour.
The Cordon Rouge is made from a majority of Pinot Noir grapes - the driving force of G.H. Mumm. It is a vibrant yellow colour and filled with an abundance of bubbles, a true testament to the champagne’s energy and vigour.
It has aromas of fresh fruit with hints of lychee, pineapple and praline, which are perfectly rounded off with notes of caramel, adding a prolonged intensity and complexity in order to create a memorable finish.
This wine is suitable for any occasion and is the hallmark of fabulous champagne. It’s a leading choice when dining out or celebrating and is sure to hit the spot every time.
Grand Cordon Brut: Similar to the Cordon Rogue, this champagne is made from the same grape varietals but instead has lush aromas of ripe peach, apricot and pineapple that are chased by hints of vanilla, caramel, yeast, dried fruit and honey.
The new champagne bottle was designed by chef de caves and designer Ross Lovegrove, who created an optimal oenological shape with a red ribbon indented into the glass in place of the traditional Mumm label.
This champagne is a perfectly balanced concoction of freshness, complexity and intensity that will be sure to impress.
Grand Cordon Rosé: Dry, precise and elegantly fruity, the Grand Cordon Rosé is the perfect bubbly pink to kick off any celebration.
Packed full of intense aromas of fresh strawberries, cherries and redcurrants, it wouldn’t be G.H. Mumm if it didn’t have a swirling undercurrent of vanilla and caramel to tickle the taste buds.
It’s gorgeous pink in colour with a slight orange hue and tastes of summer fruits offset by a long savoury finish. Lively, energetic and rounded off beautifully, this is definitely a bubbly rosé that everyone should try at least once in their lives.
So, there you have it, a few essential Champagne’s from the G.H Mumm label that’ll leave you wanting more. Whether you’re buying a bottle to gift or you’re adding to your collection, there is a drop to suit every occasion.