Of the 12 specific plots in the Maison Mumm vineyard, equally distributed between Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs, seven were selected for the unique blend of RSRV Lalou. These seven Grand Cru wines were previously pressed separately, and then vinified one by one. In line with Maison Mumm’s uncompromising standards, a 10-year ageing period and a dosage of 6 grams per litre fully reveal their complex and elegant aromas. An elegant mineral departure, opening out into sweet pastry notes the Lalou portrays aromas of candied lemon and pear marmalade, complemented by gourmet notes of vanilla, with hints of toast and brioche. As the wine develops, it demonstrates great length on the palate, combining fullness and freshness.
A dense and rich prestige cuvée with intense, bread-dough, cooked-apple and pear character on the nose and palate. Compact and very rich with so much going on. Full body. Solid, creamy center palate.
95 points, JamesSuckling.com (July 2019)
This luxury cuvée has developed slowly and surely into beautiful maturity. Richness harks back to the full Pinot Noir fruits that are now transformed with age. Now at its peak, this wine is ready to drink.
95 points, Wine Enthusiast (December 2021)
Located 150 km east of Paris, Champagne is the French wine region renowned for producing the finest, most rich and complex sparkling wines in the world. The elegance, longevity and racy acidity of these wines are attributed to the influence of the chalky soils of the region and the cool, marginal continental climate. The region spans an area of 35,000 ha and has 4 main growing areas, each favouring one of the three noble Champagne varieties; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne has a vineyard quality hierarchy based on the soils, aspect and overall quality of the grapes. Like Burgundy, these quality designations are allocated to the vineyards of the village. Of the 319 villages of Champagne, 17 have Grand Cru status and 44 villages are designated Premier Cru. All Champagne is produced by Traditional Method. The vast majority of Champagne is a blend of the three varieties and may also be a blend of several vintages producing the popular Non Vintage (NV) house styles. Top quality blends from exceptional years are sold as Vintage (Millésime) Champagne.