Madame Clicquot was born in Reims in 1777 and married in 1789 François Clicquot who was the son of the founder of the House Clicquot. After his death Madame became the head of the company in 1805 and completely took over in her passionate way and developed a brand of... Lees verder
Veuve ClicquotMadame Clicquot was born in Reims in 1777 and married in 1789 François Clicquot who was the son of the founder of the House Clicquot. After his death Madame became the head of the company in 1805 and completely took over in her passionate way and developed a brand of excellence, famous all over the world. She invented the ‘table de remuage’ and the very first blend of rosé champagne. She has since then been respected as the “Grande Dame of Champagne” which is today the exclusive vintage cuvée of the house, made out of eight classic Grands Crus. In 1986 Louis Vuitton acquired Veuve Clicquot and the next year LVMH (Moët-Hennesy – Louis Vuitton) was founded.
Maison Veuve owns 390 hectares of vineyards divided between 12 of the 17 Grand Crus and between 20 of the Premier Crus in the region. The north facing vineyards are comprised of 47% Chardonnay grapes, 36% Pinot Noir and 17% Pinot Meunier. Since its foundation Maison Veuve has established a solid partnership with its fellow winegrowers in Champagne who help insure the consistent quality of the Veuve Clicquot wines. The soil is nourished with respect to the environment, exclusively using organic fertilizers.
In its history there have only been 10 Cellar Masters at Veuve Clicquot what has resulted in the continuity of its style: strength and complexity. The wines are tasted for 5 to 6 months, take twice the standard maturation time and are after the dosage for a minimum of 30 months and vintage wines for a minimum of 5 years aging in the cellars. La Grande Dame is aged for a minimum of 7 years.
The motto is the house is: ‘Only one quality, the finest.’
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 1996 limited edition by Emilio Pucci
Chardonnay / Pinot Noir
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Cuvee Bicentenaire 1772-1972
Chardonnay / Pinot Noir / Pinot Meunier