G.H. Mumm Champagne Le Rose Brut has an intense, clear-cut salmon pink colour, with orange and yellow highlights. The light, elegant bubbles create a delicate, sparkling mousse. Luscious aromas are dominated by fresh summer fruits such as strawberry, with hints of caramel and vanilla. The palate is filled with flavours of red fruits, caramel and vanilla and a long, powerful, rounded finish.
The house of G.H. Mumm first launched a rosé Champagne in 1957 under the name of Mumm Cordon Rosé. In 1958, Léonard Foujita, Japanese artist and friend of René Lalou, chairman of G.H. Mumm, offered the house a fresco portraying the Virgin Mary in a vineyard. The rosé in this painting became the emblem of the cuvée and was reproduced on the neck label of bottles of Mumm Cordon Rosé. During a presidential banquet held at the Elysée Palace when Mumm Cordon Rosé was served for the first time, the sommelier was overwhelmed with requests for empty bottles from distinguished guests who immediately had them signed by the artist.
In 1995, the rose was replaced by the Royal Warrant insignia, a distinction which identifies the house of G.H. Mumm as an official supplier to the court of Her Majesty The Queen of England. The famous flower is now found on the top of the capsule.
The Mumm Le Rosé Champagne combines the finesse, balance and aromatic richness of the Mumm Cordon Rouge base which is comprised of 77 crus, with the extra fruitiness from the addition of 12-14% Pinot Noir red wines from Bouzy. Pinot Noir is the dominant grape variety (60%), endowing the Champagne with its strength, personality and colour. Pinot Meunier (18%) gives it a fruity vivacity and balance, and Chardonnay (22%) unveils its finesse and elegance. The final sugar content of 6g/l delivers a brut rosé Champagne that is fresh, intense and well balanced.