For Mumm RSRV Blanc de Blancs Millésimé, the House uses only Chardonnay picked in the Grand Cru village of Cramant on the Côte des Blancs, from plots it has owned since 1882. This vintage cuvée is produced only in years where a special set of conditions are met and only in a limited quantity. Elegant and refreshing, Mumm RSRV Blanc de Blancs Millésimé expresses the very essence of Chardonnay.
Chardonnay is the most widely represented white grape variety in the world. It is known for its minerality, freshness, elegance and finesse. The Cramant terroir offers ideal weather conditions—Mumm owns East-facing plots, protected from the prevailing winds—and a chalky soil from which the vine is able to draw all the minerals it needs for its development. This is what creates the slight saltiness found on the palate. The climate and soil of this Grand Cru lend freshness and delicacy to the Chardonnay.
This exceptional vintage cuvée can only be produced in the very best years. Recent examples include 2014, when a cold and wet start to the summer was followed by improved weather conditions after August 15th, leading to an early harvest that was particularly abundant and of excellent quality in Côte des Blancs. This resulted in a wine with lots of energy and intense freshness.