After 10 years of aging, this wine shows rich
aromas of brioche, fresh cream, red apples, and toasted
The frothy mousse gives way to flavors of
toasted bread, spiced apples, and plum compote. The
long finish showcases the impact of the yeast, with soft,
creamy, and toasty notes.
DVX, our prestigious tête de cuvée, honors the late Guy
Devaux, founding winemaker of Mumm Napa. The
grapes for DVX come from fewer than a dozen of our
very best vineyard sources.
Eleven lots of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
were selected for this wine, including five lots or 37% of
the blend, that fermented in oak barrels to add richness
and spice. While most of the blend was disgorged after
5-6 years on the yeast, a small portion was held back for
extended tirage aging. This special release, after 10 years
aging sur lies, is a fabulous example of the
transformative role that yeast plays in the crafting of
This wine makes a lovely pair with a plate of
rich, creamy cheeses or roasted chicken or pork. Enjoy
with friends to celebrate life’s special moments.