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.
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
- Carlos Santana Sparkling Wine…Who Knew (ENOFYLZ Wine Blog)