Maison Mumm is releasing its first Australian sparkling wine later this month after Australian winemaker and sparkling wine specialist, Trina Smith, has collaborated with GH Mumm Chef de Caves, Laurant Fresnet to release Mumm Tasmania.

The wine is part of the Mumm Terroir series, which celebrates exceptional Pinot Noir wine regions, with Tasmania’s pristine nature and maritime climate is ideal for creating sparkling wines with finesse and complexity.

Smith, Pernod Ricard Winemakers’ Group White and Sparkling Winemaker, worked closely with Fresnet to perfect Mumm Tasmania, after the Chef de Caves travelled to Australia to see the 2022 vintage wines and the quality of the vineyards in northern Tasmania.

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.”

Fresnet added: “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.”

Mumm Tasmania is produced using méthode traditionnelle, the same process used by Maison Mumm and is described as “a sophisticated sparkling wine with intensity, complexity and vibrancy revealing a pinot noir dominated blend, with tasting notes adding “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

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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