Australian winemaker and sparkling wine specialist, Trina Smith, has collaborated with G.H. Mumm Chef de Caves, Laurent Fresnet, to release Mumm Tasmania.
Maison Mumm has looked to Tasmania for the first time to create the newest sparkling wine in the Mumm Terroir range, set to reach shelves from late October Nationally.
The Mumm Terroir series celebrates prestigious wine regions known for producing exceptional pinot noir, building on Maison Mumm’s 200-year history of crafting pinot noir forward wines. Each of the sparkling wines in the series celebrate the regions true sense of place and unique terroir. Tasmania’s pristine nature and maritime climate is ideal for creating sparkling wines with finesse and complexity.
Mumm Tasmania joins the Mumm Marlborough Brut Prestige and Mumm Marlborough Vintage Rosé from New Zealand that launched in 2020 to great acclaim. Mumm Tasmania is a sophisticated sparkling wine with intensity, complexity and vibrancy reveals the pinot noir dominated blend.
The new Mumm Tasmania sparkling is created in collaboration between champagne house G.H. Mumm and renowned wine producer Pernod Ricard Winemakers. It is the accomplishment of passionate winemakers sharing their winemaking and local knowledge to create modern sparkling wine using time-honoured expertise to highlight the terroir and pinot noir variety.
Pernod Ricard Winemakers Group White and Sparkling Winemaker, Trina Smith, worked closely with G.H. Mumm Chef de Caves, Laurent Fresnet, to perfect Mumm Tasmania, with Fresnet travelling to Australia to see the 2022 vintage wines and the quality of the vineyards in northern Tasmania.
Fresnet said: “Maison Mumm has been celebrating pinot noir from the terroir of Champagne since 1827. Partnering with Trina opened up knowledge of the terroir and producers to source the best grapes. With Mumm Tasmania, we are revealing a new expression of pinot noir, with the same quest for the utmost quality, and in line with Maison Mumm’s style.”
Trina Smith said: “I was thrilled to introduce Tasmania as the region to source grapes for our Terroir series and couldn’t wait to collaborate with Laurent Fresnet. There’s no better Australian region for sparkling wine, and I look forward to sharing this new release with sparkling wine appreciators around the nation.”
According to Wine Tasmania, 37% of all grapes from the 2022 Tasmanian vintage are bound for sparkling wine production and this is only set to grow in years ahead. Just this week, it was announced Tasmanian sparkling wine sales in the domestic off-trade has grown from $46M in July 2020 to $74M in July 2022*.
Mumm Tasmania is produced using méthode traditionnelle, the same process used by Maison Mumm. A complex, long and demanding practice that allows the wines to fully develop a wealth of flavours.
Mumm Tasmania Brut Prestige emphasises this sophisticated style with complex aromas of warm spices and red berries balanced by delicate acidity, resulting in a refined wine with powerful length.
Mumm Tasmania Brut Prestige is available from late October for RRP $40, joining Mumm Marlborough Brut Prestige RRP $40 and Mumm Marlborough Vintage Rosé RRP $45. The wines are available at liquor retailers nationally.
*(Source: Wine Australia and IRI MarketEdge)