09 Nov Mumm Napa Cuvée M ‘NV’
Today In Wine: Mumm Napa Cuvée M ‘NV’ ($22)
“Zesty and a touch sweet, with lemon sorbet and spice notes.” – Wine Spectator
Wine Ratings & Awards
Grape Certified Gold Medal (2016)
San Francisco International Wine Competition – Silver Medal (2012)
Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points (2014)
Wine Spectator – 86 Points (2014)
The grapes for the Mumm Napa Cuvée M are individually selected and kept separate during their initial fermentation to accentuate their vineyard differences and extract the essence of their specific strengths. The result of this blend exhibits a sparkling wine that is both soft and elegant with good fruit concentration whose character is fluid and playful. Enjoy as is, or mix into a fun cocktail.
The awarded and adored, ‘NV’ (Non-vintage) Mumm Napa Cuvée is a semi-sweet sparkling wine with pizzazz that reveals textured flavors that are crisp and creamy. On the nose, the aromas are elegant, rich and complex showing fresh white and yellow stone fruits, with hints of wild strawberry. On the palate, enjoy peach and pear flavors followed by a creamy caramel finish. Wine Enthusiast described the ‘NV’ Mumm Napa Cuvée M as, “An unusual blend of 48% Chardonnay, 43% Pinot Noir, 6% Pinot Gris and 3% Pinot Meunier, this is pale sunflower-yellow, with a thick mousse and well-developed layers of orange blossom, lemon and pear.”
Purchase a bottle or case for this holiday season and share with family, friends or colleagues. This wine makes a great aperitif and pairs excellent with spicy foods. We recommend: a beefy Mexican pizza, spicy coconut noodles, or an Asian hot pot. And for dessert, consider the Middle Eastern Kanafeh cheesecake, the creaminess of the wine and dessert creates a mouthwatering effect.
Wine Region: Napa Valley, California
Wine Grapes: 48% Chardonnay, 43% Pinot Noir, 6% Pinot Gris, 3% Pinot
Style: Light-bodied, Soft & Elegant
Drinks Like: Piper Sonoma Blanc de Blancs Sonoma County Select Cuvée NV ($24), J Cuvée 20 Sonoma County NV ($28)
Food & Wine Pairings: THEGRAPE’s Mexican Pizza Recipe
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Mumm Napa Cuvée M ‘NV’
Aroma & Flavor
Grape Certified Gold Medal
Celebrate good times with the NV Mumm Napa Cuvée M. This sparkling wine is perfect as an aperitif and is equally compatible with appetizers, salads with a twist, and spicy cuisines! Let the spritely aromas awaken your senses with notes of lemon, peach, and granny smith apple. Savor bits of apple, sweet citrus, and pear – the finish is slightly creamy with a touch of caramel, very pleasing to the palate. A toast – to this Grape Certified Gold wine! We hope you enjoy – cheers!