When opening a bottle of Mumm Rosé, wine lovers will be surprised to discover a beautifully drawn rose painted in watercolour. This is the work of Léonard Foujita, a Franco-Japanese artist and close friend of the legendary President of the House, René Lalou.
The two men shared the same taste for fine things and the same spiritual values. When René Lalou was seeking a symbol to represent the Mumm Rosé cuvée, he naturally turned to the man whose style he so admired. The rose designed by Foujita in 1958, which originally embellished the neck of the bottle, delighted guests when it was first presented at the 1958 Cannes Festival. Like an ornamental seal guaranteeing the authenticity of the cuvée, it is still present on the cap of the bottle. Mumm’s very first rosé champagne was made in the 1860s and was called “Royal Rosé” – a tribute to the elegant Royal Courts of Europe and the inimitable style of the House.
Colour: Relatively pale salmon pink colour with light orange highlights.
Nose: 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.
Palate: It is a lively, dynamic attack reminiscent of fruits of the forest, and a freshness that is elegant, fine and subtle.
History of G.H.Mumm
Maison de Champagne Mumm: so much champagne since 1827. Mumm champagnes are the alliance of excellence and elegance. At the origin of the Maison Mumm tradition, there is a man, George Hermann Mumm. This visionary, whose motto was “”only the best””, understood very early on the importance of acquiring the rarest plots of Champagne to guarantee the quality of his cuvées. His stroke of genius remains the creation of the famous Cordon Rouge champagne cuvée in 1876. This exceptional cuvée was invited to the most prestigious tables in the world to become the “champagne of the Sovereigns”.
Still, Maison Mumm is the official champagne of the royal court of England. Rich in a unique terroir made up of 218 hectares, 160 of which are classified Grands Crus, Maison Mumm is distinguished by an intimate knowledge of the vines and a mastery of the blend which allows to obtain champagnes of constant quality and faithful to the unique style of the House, between freshness and intensity.
Two centuries of passion and high standards have made Mumm a benchmark House, one of the largest Champagne Houses in the world.