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TO THE EYE: A golden robe of enticing brilliance, energized by an exuberant stream of fine, persistent bubbles. ON THE NOSE: A bracing, expressive nose: notes of ripe peaches, apricots and pineapple cascade from the glass. The aromatic richness and complexity are underscored by touches of vanilla and pastry, dried fruits, yeast and honey. ON THE PALATE: Each sip of this structured, vinous champagne unleashes intense and complex flavors of fresh fruits, before morphing into a long finish that is both powerful and fresh.
Mumm was founded by three brothers, Jacobus, Gottlieb and Phillip Mumm, German winemakers from the Rhine valley and G. Heuser and Friedrich Giesler on March 1, 1827 as P. A. Mumm Giesler et C°. P.A. stood for the initials of Mumm senior (Peter Arnold Mumm), a successful wine merchant from Solingen. Mumm's label is famous for its red ribbon (Cordon Rouge), patterned after and resembling the French Grand Cordon of the Légion d'Honneur. The French confiscated all of the Mumm's property, although they had lived in Champagne for almost a century before World War I, because they had never become French citizens.