N.V. Mumm Napa Brut Prestige 1.5 L

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 91
Connoisseurs' Guide: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 89
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
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2014 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #54

"Packs in a lot of complexity, with aromas of apple, fresh ginger and rubber that lead to crisp and layered flavors of raspberry and spice. Drink now. 173,000 cases made. –TF" (WS)

"When comparing the differences in this year's large and small bottlings of Mumm's sparkling wines, the Brut Prestige pair is the most convincing in making the point that size can indeed matter. The magnum is far deeper and more explicit in autolyzed yeast, and its bubbles are finer yet. It is less outwardly fruity but still teases with lingering touches of citrus as adjuncts to its mildly toasty traits, and it provides a convenient excuse for opening the equivalent of two bottles in circumstances when one is just not quite enough. Reviewed: November 2014" (CG)

"Mostly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this blend includes smaller percentages of Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris as well. Light golden in color, it’s a zingy, long-lingering taste of citrus and berry that’s creamy on the palate with a floral nose. -V.B. (12/1/2014)" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Brut Prestige is Mumm Napa’s signature sparkling wine. It is a relaxed, yet elegant, wine that earns sparkling accolades from consumers and critics alike. Brut Prestige features fine bright citrus, red apple, stone fruit and creamy vanilla aromas, with hints of toast, honey and gingerbread spice. Its vibrant flavors are balanced by fine acidity and a rich, lingering finish.

The Brut Prestige grapes are harvested by hand during the crisp morning hours to ensure they arrive at the winery in pristine condition. Fermentation is conducted at cool temperatures, mainly in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and fruit intensity. A few selected lots are aged in French oak barrels to add depth, complexity and spiciness to the final blend. After initial fermentation, the art of the blending begins. Our winemakers find the perfect blend of wines to create our signature taste. Then the finished blend is bottled for the second fermentation. An average of 18 months’ yeast aging adds complexity, contributing subtle bread dough flavors and layers of creaminess. The wine is disgorged as a brut style and a dosage is added back to balance the wine’s acidity. Brut Prestige then ages another 3 months on the cork to fully marry the dosage to the base wine.

This versatile and balanced sparkling wine is perfect for hors d’oeuvres, light seafood, poultry and vegetarian dishes. It is the perfect bottle to transform everyday moments into lasting memories.