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méthode

traditionnelle

Continuing the long tradition of handcrafted wine, each cluster of grapes is carefully selected and transported in small baskets. The harvest is then gently pressed using only the first, most pure, pressing to go into our sparkling wines.

At Mumm Napa, we have some strong ideas about what separates a memorable sip of sparkling from an ordinary one—it all starts with winemaking technique.

It really comes down to our method—or méthode, if we’re being proper. Mumm Napa sparkling wines are made using an intricate process called Méthode Traditionnelle—the same time-honored approach used to make French Champagnes. In the video below, our head winemaker Ludovic Dervin talks you through the 13 steps behind the making of each sip, lending his authentic French accent to describe Old World techniques we’ve perfected here at Mumm Napa.

Read more on our blog post Mumm Napa's Method Behind the Bubbles