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The style: over to the Cellar Master
“This well-rounded champagne is specially blended to ensure balance, generosity and lasting freshness.”
Here, the skill of blending combines with the subtle art of dosage – finding the equilibrium between too much and too little ... The Cellar Master has the dual responsibility of finding a balance between complexity of flavour, richness and elegance. Some forty crus go into the formation of a unique blend in the G.H.MUMM range. Dominated by a high proportion of Pinot Meunier (60%), which gives it an intense fruitiness, the cuvée is set off by a touch of Chardonnay and by mature reserve wines, primarily Pinots. The addition of a 40g/l liqueur d’expédition gives G.H.MUMM Demi-Sec a warm and controlled sweetness.
The tasting ritual
As its history shows, G.H.MUMM Demi-Sec is the ideal accompaniment for desserts and sweet things of all kinds. A plate of macaroons on the terrace, a champagne fruit sabayon, an apricot crumble ... People can find their own favourites. And those who are prepared to experiment may discover a surprising union of sweet and savoury with a foie gras or a soft blue cheese.
The history: champagne 19th-century style
Little known in France, demi-sec champagne is a distinctive wine that deserves to be rediscovered. It is probably the closest to how champagne was experienced a century ago: a time when wine lovers sought out wines that were rich to the point of sweetness. Tastes could also differ from one country to another. For example, the Russians had a taste for champagnes that were so sweet that we would nowadays consider them liqueurs ...
While today's taste tends towards champagnes with less and less sugar, demi-sec maintains its own place amongst G.H.MUMM cuvées as a perfect accompaniment for desserts, a sweet among sweets ...