Aromas of grilled bread, apricot, orange, white plum, and a hint of spice greet you on the nose. Ten percent of the Chardonnay in this blend fermented in oak, and the resulting spice carries into the creamy palate. Notes of lemon custard, cherry, and orange lead into a smooth and toasty finish.
Devaux Ranch is our estate vineyard in Carneros. It sits on 110 acres of rolling hills and is named for our founding winemaker, Guy Devaux. The vineyard is planted to all four varieties used in Mumm Napa sparkling wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Gris. Each year we create a single vineyard blend that expresses the best of that particular vintage. Although the blend is always changing, we aim to let the unique character of the vineyard shine.
Sautéed shrimp served over linguine with a lemony cream sauce would be a perfect match for this wine.
Facts & Figures
Blend – 52% Chardonnay, 48% Pinot Noir Residual Sugar (Dosage) – 10.3 g/L (1.03%) Style – Brut Alcohol – 12.5% TA – 7.5 g/L pH – 3.16 Time en Tirage – 39 months Aging Potential – 5-10 years