T.G.I.F. Champagne and the like…NV Mumm Napa Brut Rosé

Mumm Napa is a joint venture between G.H. Mumm & Cie, of France, and Joseph E Seagram & Sons.  G.H. Mumm & Cie was founded in 1827, ironically by the von Mumms, German winemakers who trace their ancestry back to medieval times. The Napa location was founded by in 1979 by Guy Deveaux, who passed away in 1995. Mumm produces an upscale line of “DVX” sparkling wines in his honor.  They have a pretty diverse lineup of sparkling wines, that includes a sparkling Pinot Noir, and a Santana Brut, which is collaboration between Mumm and Carlos Santana.  They also produce Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay still wines.

Mumm sources their fruit from both Carneros, and the Yountville AVAs.  This sparkler was formerly known as Mumm Blanc de Noirs.

Mumm Napa Brut Rosé - Photo courtesy of Mumm website

NV Mumm Napa Brut Rosé

Region: California>Napa Valley

Variety – 85% Pinot Noir, and 15% Chardonnay

Dosage – 1.2% residual sugar

Production method: Méthode Champenoise;  Pinot Noir added en tirage

Alcohol by volume: 12.5%

Cost: $16 (on sale) Retail: $24

My tasting notes follow:

Appearance: Salmon color  with fairly persistent stream of tiny bubbles

Aromas: Yeast, strawberries, and cherries

Body:  Between light and medium-bodied with soft texture, crisp, fruity yet dry, and a bit cloying on the back end.

Taste:  Strawberry, and cherry

Finish: Approaching medium finish

Pair with: The beauty of sparkling wines is their pairing versatility with a variety of foods.  This one would be a very nice aperitif, and also pair with nicely with wide variety of foods.

This is a very good entry-level sparkling Rosé.  It was easy, enjoyable, and it’s widely available.  I’ll buy again whenever I find it only sale, which is frequently.  If you’ve not tried a Rosé sparkler, give this one a try! (87 pts).

“May your glass always be filled with warm memories, and the taste of a life well lived linger on your tongue” – Unknown