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G.H.MUMM's very first rosé champagne was made in the 1860s and was called "Royal Rosé". A century later G.H.MUMM Rosé adopted a now-famous design: a rose, painted in watercolour by the great Japanese artist and friend of the House, Léonard Foujita.
This champagne has a relatively pale salmon pink colour with light orange highlights and abundant bubbles that explode to create a fine and lively head.
Amid aromas of fruits of the forest and pink grapefruit, individual hints of strawberry, cherry and redcurrant dominate and expand into delicate scents of caramelised vanilla, revealing the subtle presence of G.H.MUMM Cordon Rouge.
A lively, dynamic attack reminiscent of fruits of the forest, and a freshness that is elegant, fine and subtle.
Although traditionally served with red fruit desserts or pink biscuits of Reims, this delicious champagne is particularly enjoyable served chilled as an aperitif. It is a brut wine that can be enjoyed throughout the meal.
G.H.MUMM's champagne rituals introduce 21st century devotees to new ways of enjoying champagne. This cuvée is a perfect accompaniment to smoked salmon, tarama salata and high quality ham. G.H.MUMM Rosé is served between 6°C-8°C.
Respecting the legacy of the champagne method for a Brut Rosé, G.H.MUMM Rosé displays the following characteristics:
• Like G.H.MUMM Cordon Rouge, the G.H.MUMM Rosé cuvée is blended from 77 crus
• Including some red wine (between 12% and 14%), mainly Grands Crus or Premiers Crus, selected from villages known for their excellent Pinot Noir production, including Bouzy, Verzenay and Les Riceys
• 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, at 6g/l, delivers a brut champagne that is fresh, intense and well-balanced
Severe winter temperatures and spring frosts did great damage, leaving many in the region unhopeful of a good year. The destruction was excessive especially in the northern Montagne de Reims, in the hillside vineyards west of Reims and in the Aube. The early summer weather did not raise the hopes, but finally fine September weather came to the rescue and yields ended up being better than feared (albeit tiny, 6,827 kg/ha) when picking commenced on September 30th. Champagnes from 1985 are typically beautifully balanced and intense with great length and character that is still improving today. Dom Pérignon, Charles Heidsieck Champagne Charlie and Blanc des Millénaires, Krug Vintage and Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque excelled, to name a few.