This Champagne was a favourite of
the courts of Europe from its birth in 1879, and is
still the champagne of connoisseurs of extra-dry in
the 21st century. For more than 120 years, Mumm Carte
Classique has been the epitome of balance: perfect balance
between suppleness and acidulous freshness, between
lightness and fruitiness, strength and roundness. Carte
Classique expresses all the subtleties of the Mumm vineyards.
In the past, champagnes had high sugar contents of up
to 300 g per bottle, depending on the country to which
they were destined. Today, with much lower doses than
in the 19th century, Carte Classique is one of the champagnes
that comes closest to how champagnes originally tasted.
Made to suit the trends of the American and Canadian
markets, Mumm Carte Classique perpetuates the tradition
of extra-dry champagnes around the world.
Fresh, generous and well- balanced
with harmonious nuances, rounded and supple, Mumm Carte
Classique is the perfect ambassador of the rich qualities
of the House vineyards.
Robe: clear and transparent, a clean yellow colour
with golden tints. Light, lively bubbles.
Bouquet: reveals clean aromas in which pear and apple
mingle with peach, highlighted by notes of honey and
Flavour: stays acidulous and fresh on the palate when
tasted. The subtle roundness of the attack leads into
the flavours of white fruit and a distinctive finish.
With its carefully-balanced combination of rounded
and lively qualities, the Carte Classique blend produces
a fresh, delicate cuvée.
The precise sugar content and the consistency of taste
are determined exclusively by the cellar master in blind
The Pinot Meunier (50%) gives all the fruit, acidity
and generosity to this subtle blend.
The Pinot Noir (35%) provides the cuvée with
structure and power.
The Chardonnay (15%) makes it fresh, elegant and delicate.
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Cordon Rouge 1996