A rare cuvée made since 1882, the Mumm De Cramant has only been available for sale since 1960. This wine is made from Chardonnay grown in Cramant, a village on the Côte des Blancs. This wine has a pale lemon hue, with nearly weightless bubbles that yield a gentle, creamy sparkle. Aromas of white flowers, fresh fruit and lemon dominate the nose, which continue onto the palate, followed by tangy grapefruit and kumquat notes.
The NV Brut Mumm de Cramant is a pretty, lithe Champagne laced with white fruits. The wine reveals lovely inner perfume, with suggestions of graphite and stone that add a dimension of energy and lift to the clean, mineral finish. The Mumm de Cramant is delicious today, and should continue to drink nicely for a number of years.
"Now with its intensity and some bottle age, this wine—formerly known as Crémant de Cramant—is rich, with its apple flavor blending with an almond note and a soft, warm texture. The acidity shoots right through this ripe wine."
WINE ENTHUSIAST 92
"Pale gold. Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas of fresh pear, white peach and tangerine, with subtle honey and sweet butter qualities in the background. Spicy and focused on the palate, offering juicy orchard and pit fruit flavors and a subtle touch of toastiness. Closes supple and very long, leaving notes of smoky minerals and brioche behind."
"A delicate and mineral-driven version, with a lovely, finely detailed mousse carrying the subtle mesh of fresh-cut apple, blanched almond, spring blossom, fleur de sel and smoke. Fresh and focused, offering a lightly chalky finish. Drink now through 2020."
WINE SPECTATOR 91