Veuve Clicquot Rosé NV (6 x 750mL), Champagne, France.

Description:

Elegant and fruity, this wine frees the senses, charms the eye and ravishes the palate. Proudly bearing the imperial red signature of Madame Clicquot, it promises moments of sheer pleasure

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Elegant and fruity, this wine frees the senses, charms the eye and ravishes the palate. Proudly bearing the imperial red signature of Madame Clicquot, it promises moments of sheer pleasure

Region:
FRA - Champagne
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

The non-vintage edition of Veuve's Rose Champagne has plently of bold, appealing character for those that like an emphasis of fruit: red berries and red apples, sweet floral perfume and a waft of toasty autolysis. The palate has plenty of impact and mouth-filling flavours, rolling up with creamy texture and deliverying a satisfying, lip-smacking finish. Rating 92 - Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

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Colour

Bright salmon pink.

Aroma

Rich, elegant aromas of fresh red berries followed by sweet scents of dried fruits, pastries (almond, apricto, brioche).

Palate

Vivacious, fruity and well balanced on the palate. Elegant finish.

The Blend

Made using 50 to 60 different crus, the cuvee is based on Brut Yellow Label's traditional blend: 50 to 55% Pinot Noir, 15 to 20% Pinot Meunier, and 28 to 33% Chardonnay.

Wine Background

Just three years following its foundation, the House of Clicquot began illustrating its innovative spirit in 1775 by signing the very first bottle of rosé in the history of Champagne.

In 1818, the House broke away from other rosés produced by macerating black grapes in white wine, and created the Rosé Veuve Clicquot by blending red wines with white wines.

Winery Profile

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Champagne house as famous for its eponymous founder, the first great champagne widow (veuve in French), as for its wines. Nicole Barbe Ponsardin (1777–1866) married François Clicquot, an owner of Champagne vineyards, in 1798. The wedding took place in a Champagne cellar as churches were not yet reconsecrated following the French Revolution. François Clicquot died in 1805, leaving Mme Clicquot in charge of the company, which she renamed Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin. The widow steered the house carefully through the turbulent years of the First and Second Empires, defying Napoleon's blockades to ship the wine to Russia, and finding an export market in virtually every European court. 'La Grande Dame' is credited with inventing the riddling process called remuage, and adapting a piece of her own furniture into the first riddling table for that purpose. She devised the famous yellow label, still used for the non-vintage wine. On her death, the company passed to her former chief partner, another shrewd businessman, Édouard Werlé, and the house remained in the hands of the Werlé family until in 1987 it became part of the Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton group. The house style is based on Pinot Noir grapes and, in particular, those grown at Bouzy, where the house has large holdings. La Grande Dame is Clicquot's prestige cuvée, named, of course, after the widow. In 1990, the Champagne house purchased a majority stake in the western australian winery Cape Mentelle and its New Zealand subsidiary cloudy bay, completing the purchase in 2000.

View Veuve Clicquot website

Other Information

  • non-vintage
  • 6 x 750mL units
  • FRA - Champagne, Imported
  • Cork closure
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