G.H. Mumm has released the second New Zealand sparkling wine in its Terroirs Collection, Mumm Central Otago Blanc de Noirs.
It is the first time a Champagne house has collaborated with the iconic region to produce a sparkling wine.
The Mumm Terroirs collection celebrates prestigious wine regions known for producing exceptional pinot noir, building on G.H. Mumm’s 200-year history of crafting pinot noir-forward wines.
The collection includes last year’s Mumm Tasmania Brut Prestige release and, from New Zealand’s Marlborough region, Mumm Marlborough Brut Prestige and Mumm Marlborough Brut Rosé.
Influenced by the surrounding mountain ranges and cool climate with some of the most southern vineyards in the world, Central Otago is ideal for growing outstanding pinot noir that is complex yet refined.
G.H Mumm describes the Central Otago Blanc de Noirs features complex aromas of black cherry and red plum, complemented by toasty notes of brioche. The palate is elegantly structured with delicate fruit forward flavour, a fine creamy texture, balanced by refreshing natural acidity. The finish is fresh with lingering flavours of citrus and nougat.
Chief Winemaker Jamie Marfell (above), who is based in Marlborough, has been creating still and sparkling wines for two decades.
“Central Otago is the crown jewel when it comes to premium pinot noir in New Zealand, so I was pretty excited to liaise with the best growers in the region when we decided to look at the region for the launch of our third New Zealand sparkling,” he
Mumm Central Otago Blanc de Noirs launches in Australia and New Zealand during October, with an RRP of $60.
Categories: New releases