Champagne house Maison Mumm is releasing a sparkling wine from Tasmania in late October.
Mumm Tasmania Brut Pristige joins Mumm Marlborough Brut Prestige and Mumm Marlborough Vintage Rosé from New Zealand that were launched in 2020.
The Tasmanian sparkling was created in collaboration between G.H. Mumm and Pernod Ricard Winemakers.
Pernod Ricard white and sparkling winemaker Trina Smith worked closely with G.H. Mumm chef de caves Laurent Fresnet to make the wine.
“Maison Mumm has been celebrating Pinot Noir from the terroir of Champagne since 1827,” Fresnet says.
“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 says, “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 percent of all grapes from the 2022 Tasmanian vintage were bound for sparkling wine production and this is only set to grow in years ahead.
Tasmanian sparkling wine sales in the domestic off-trade have grown from $46 million in July 2020 to $74 million in July 2022.
Mumm Tasmania ($40 retail) is produced using méthode traditionnelle, the same process used by Maison Mumm.
Mumm Tasmania Brut Prestige will launch in Tasmania at a ‘Sparkling & Strings’ event with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra String Quartet.
Photo: Trina Smith and Laurent Fresnet. Photo credit: Will Salkeld.