A Magnum bottle of this amazingly consistent champagne, Mumm Cordon Rouge non-vintage is a straightforward, great-value fizz with pedigree and history. A fresh golden yellow with jade tints, an elegant stream of bubbles rising to form a rich, lively foam. With aromas of lemon and grapefruit, with notes of white peach, apricot and acidulous apple. Lingering notes of vanilla, dried fruit and honey. Complex fresh fruit and caramel flavours are the mark of a great wine. A touch of acidity and remarkable length in the mouth make a consistently delightful finish.
The brand has been delighting palates with its citrus and fresh fruit character for over a hundred years - it was decorated with the Cordon Rouge label in tribute to France's Legion d'Honneur in the 19th century. The man who would eventually give his initials to the House is also the man to whom we owe its iconic Cuvee. As a winemaker, Georges Hermann Mumm was driven by a single motto: "only the best". In 1875, in tribute to the wine on which the reputation of the House is founded, he decided to ornament the bottle with a red silk ribbon, a symbol of the highest of French honours, the Order Royal et Militaire de Saint Louis then the Grand Cordon de la Légion d'honneur.