G. H. Mumm Champagne’s Bubbles of Happiness

Champagne bubbles make me happy!
They race exuberantly to the top of my glass and reach the surface with a celebratory POP!  When I bring the flute right up to my face, the popping bubbles tickle my nose!
Such happiness!

On my recent vacation to Florida’s warm, sunny beaches, my best friend and I drank Champagne every day.  A ritual that brought even more happiness to an already joy-filled experience.

Arriving home from Florida to cloudy skies and temps in the 30’s made it hard to hang on to my joy-filled vacation vibe.  So I did what had to be done..

Yes, I opened a bottle of Champagne! Of course I did.

G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut Champagne was my choice.

The Mumm family founded the Champagne House in the early 1800’s. Georges Hermann Mumm, a son of one of the original founders, created the iconic Cordon Rouge cuvee in 1876 by adorning their signature Brut bottles with a red silk ribbon, a Cordon Rouge, as a symbol of their excellence and an acknowledgement of honored French individuals. 

Their traditional blend is 45% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Meunier, each pressed and fermented separately. They also add 25-30% of reserve wine to bring more depth to the blend.

Oh my happy bubbles! They race through a pale golden liquid. 

Aromas are of peaches and orange blossom with rich brioche.

The palate is elegant with a creamy mouthfeel, rich in zesty bubbles and lemon and orange citrus notes.  Riper fruits present on the mid-palate with strawberry and apricot, all meandering into the finish.  The finish is vibrant and clean.

Those exuberant bubbles of the Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut reminded me of happy bubbles by the sea and returned a smile to my face!

Basking in happy bubbles;
Pairing with a wide variety of food, (I paired it with Fried Rice Flavored with Chinese 5-Spice and Chili Paste);

A Champagne drinker who appreciates a classic, elegant style.

About the author: Sue Navratil

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