Aromas of crème anglaise, Meyer lemon, and red apple open up into notes of hazelnut, pie crust, and oak spice. Bright acidity on the attack leads into a creamy mid-palate with notes of brioche, followed by a long, toasty, and spicy finish.
Each year we honor our founding winemaker, Guy Devaux with a special blend to highlight the vintage. We have only one rule: the blend must be 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay. From there, it’s carte blanche for the winemaking team to select the very best vineyard lots that promise a balance between elegance, power, and age-ability. Usually fewer than 10 lots will make the cut.
The 2011 growing season was long and cool, allowing for the development of great flavors without compromising the bright acidity that is the hallmark of Mumm Napa sparkling wines. Seven special lots were selected to blend the 2011 DVX. Forty percent of the blend was fermented in older barrels, contributing a beautiful spice note and rich mouthfeel to the wine. Because of the bright acidity, this wine shows excellent longevity.
DVX pairs well with a wide variety of foods; the brightness of the 2011 vintage calls for something rich. Lobster risotto or a simple fettucine alfredo would be excellent choices.
Facts & Figures
BLEND | 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay APPELLATION | Napa Valley RESIDUAL SUGAR (DOSAGE) | 8.7 g/L (0.9%) STYLE | Brut ALCOHOL | 12.5% TA | 9.9 g/L PH | 3.00 TIME EN TIRAGE | 67 months AGING POTENTIAL | 10 - 15 years
The wine is perfect for...
Whatever the occasion, this wine will make a special night exceptional.