Mumm, actually "G.H. Mumm & Co" is a champagne house based in Reims founded in 1827 by Peter Arnold Mumm from Cologne. In 1852 the heirs split the house into G.H. Mumm & Co and Jules Mumm. In 1910 Jules Mumm was bought back by the company that, as G.H.Mumm... Lees verder
Mumm, actually "G.H. Mumm & Co" is a champagne house based in Reims founded in 1827 by Peter Arnold Mumm from Cologne. In 1852 the heirs split the house into G.H. Mumm & Co and Jules Mumm. In 1910 Jules Mumm was bought back by the company that, as G.H.Mumm & Co, continued with the production and sale of champagne. In 1873 was started with the Brut Sans Année of the house, the Cordon Rouge. The sale of these bottles guarantees 80% of the company's turnover. After the First World War Mumm was seen as enemy property. The French state then sold the company to the liquor manufacturer Dubonnet, which mainly made aperitifs. The German owners, the Mumm family, withdrew to Germany and started producing Sekt there. In 1940 Reims was occupied by Nazi Germany and the Mumms took over the wheel of their former possessions again. In 1945, Mumm & Co was once again expropriated. The Mumms retreated to the Rheingau where they still make Sekt. Mumm took over the years Perrier-Jouët, Chauvet Frères and Heidsieck & Co Monopole. In 1969, Mumm was taken over by the Canadian multinational Seagram. In 1999, Mumm & Co was sold to the Frey group. A specialty of the house was for years the Crémant de Cramant, a blanc de blancs monocépage champagne of chardonnay from the municipality of Cramant.vSince 1994 the name crémant in French law is reserved for sparkling wines from outside the AOC Champagne and Mumm uses the name "Mumm the Cramant ". Mumm is, like many of the Champagne houses in Reims, a typical pinot noir house with wines in which the pinot noir predominates. The house has 218 hectares of vineyards and produces 7.5 million bottles every year. The house grows a third of the required grapes itself. The remainder is purchased from hundreds of contracted farmers. The house itself takes care of the pressing of the grapes, a meticulous job that the large champagne houses do not like to entrust to others. In order to be able to squeeze the grapes before they oxidize, Mumm has presses all over the region that are in operation day and night during the harvest. For the storage of the must and the young wine Mumm has stainless steel tanks with a capacity of sometimes 1100 hectoliters. Oak barrels are no longer used by Mumm.