With its sculpted lines, the Mumm champagne magnum is an invitation to share that brings unexpected qualities to the tasting. It offers our wines the ideal conditions to flourish, develop and age.
A format that respects all the nuances of the House’s champagnes and which reinvents the tasting experience.
AN INVITATION TO SHARE
The origins of the magnum bottle date back to the late 18th century. This large format was initially a sign of wealth and a symbol of prestige found on the tables of only the richest wine enthusiasts who wanted to impress their guests. The name derives from the Latin and simply means “large”.
The 1.5 liter volume, equivalent to two traditional bottles of champagne, serves 12-14 flutes. Over the centuries, the champagne magnum has thus become a symbol of sharing – a key value in French gastronomy and the House’s philosophy since its creation in 1827.
MUMM CHAMPAGNE MAGNUMS, FROM DISCOVERY TO TASTING…
Endeavoring to offer everyone—from informed connoisseurs to champagne enthusiasts—unprecedented experiences in terms of tasting and emotion, the magnum format is available for all the House’s cuvées, including Mumm Cordon Rouge and Mumm Le Rosé. Refined palates will also delight in the Mumm 2008 and 2012 Vintages, presented in this prestigious format that highlights their exceptional character…
A SHOWCASE FOR MUMM’S GREAT WINES
Champagne magnums offer exceptional features that enhance the wine’s qualities. Although all champagnes generally develop more freely in larger bottles, the most generous formats, such as the magnum, jeroboam and methuselah particularly befit exceptional wines. The magnum’s volume helps bring out the champagne’s aromas, enabling full expression of their finesse and nuance.
THE MUMM CHAMPAGNE MAGNUM, REVEALING UNPRECEDENTED FLAVORS
The development of a champagne’s organoleptic qualities depends, in particular, on the exchange taking place between the wine and the surrounding air. The cork used to seal magnum bottles is the same size as for a classic bottle but for a larger volume. Thanks to the resulting reduced oxidation, the wine ages at a slower pace, unfolding the full complexity of its aromas.
MAINTAINING THE HARMONY OF THE HOUSE’S GREAT WINES
Reserved for rare and exceptional cuvées, magnums of Vintage Mumm, Mumm Cordon Rouge and Mumm Le Rosé are designed for the finest events… This means they require optimum storage conditions to fully reveal their subtleties when it is time for tasting. As the bottle’s size makes it less susceptible to changes in temperature, magnums protect fragile and delicate wines from sudden temperature shocks that could alter their flavors over time.
These qualities have made magnums particularly popular with chefs, who incorporate them into the menu of the finest restaurants in France and the world, offering stunning food and champagne pairings.
Enhancing the finesse, authenticity and aromas typical of Mumm champagne, the magnum is the privileged format for the House’s great wines and offers enthusiasts and connoisseurs unforgettable tasting experiences.