GH Mumm Champagne was founded by three German brothers in 1827 in the town of Reims. The three brothers, Jacobus, Gottlieb and Phillip Mumm were no strangers to the wine trade, they came from a successful wine maker and merchant family in the Rhine valley. The brothers identified an opportunity and quickly set about creating a flourishing Champagne house using their knowledge, connections and cash reserves. From the outset the brothers implemented a strategy for Mumm champagne about emphasising excellence in everything they do, from the vineyards, the pressing, vinification and cellars, this became a moto that literally translates to ‘only the best’.
By the early 1900’s Mumm had become the largest champagne house producing over three million bottles a year. The Mumm champagne had remained a family business until after the end of World War I, when the French government confiscated the entire estate and all its assets. Whilst the Mumm family has lived in the Champagne region for almost 100 years they had never actually become French citizens; the French government at the time confiscated any German’s assets to help repay from the devastation caused during the war. The brand is now owned by the French spirits group Pernod Ricard.
Mumm branding is famous for its red ribbon that adorns all bottles, this resembles the red sash of the highest possible accolade of the French Legion, the Grand Cross. A symbolic display that only a champagne of the highest standards could display a sash that is also used to honour the very highest standards of the Legion.
Exclusive to Prestige Drinks we offer a photo engraving service where we take your photograph and convert it into a map of thousands of tiny laser cuts of varying sizes and depths which when painted provides a detailed full grey scale replication of your image. Available of both bottles as photo engraved Mumm Cordon Rouge and photo engraved Mumm Rose champagne.
All Personalised Mumm gifts are available on next day delivery with the priority service and all bottles can be delivered presented in a wooden gift box. The wooden boxes can be seen via the accessories page.