About This Wine
Have you ever known someone who has changed their name?
It can be done for any number of reasons, ranging from the common (getting married and adopting the spouse’s last name) to the unusual (entering protective custody). But this is a wine story, not a USA Network program, so let’s get back to the name at hand: Mumm Brut Rosé.
This is the Mumm Napa Valley wine formerly known as Blanc de Noirs. It offers a bouquet of ripe Pinot Noir fruit, rich with black cherry and strawberry notes. Part of the cuvee is fermented in the press — producing the soft, fruity character that gives the wine its directness — while a small percentage of Chardonnay provides power and structure.
So why the new name? According to a winery spokesperson, “We have changed the name to better reflect the wine's elegant nature.” We can’t argue with that; “Brut Rosé” does have a nice ring to it.
- Grape Composition:85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay
- Grape Source:Napa Valley, California
- Aromas & Flavors:Strawberry, Black Cherry and Dark Plum
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionsteamed lobster, or assorted hors d’oeuvres.
What a roll Mumm Napa is on with their new releases. This blush wine shows the level of richness and elegance the winery has achieved lately. Made from 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay, it has deliciously forward flavors of raspberries, strawberries, gingersnap cookies and vanilla lemon custard, with the bubbly froth and tart yeastiness of a fine sparkling wine.