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THE CHAMPAGNES OF VEUVE CLICQUOT

Veuve Clicquot Champagnes

 

La Grande Dame

Veuve Clicquot - La Grand Dame    Named for founder Madame Clicquot, the prestige cuvée continues her practice of producing, in the finest years, a special cuvée for the exclusive enjoyment of her family and friends. Produced in extremely limited quantities from the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards Madame Clicquot purchased in the early 1800s -- a supremely elegant vintage Champagne. The ultimate apéritif, La Grande Dame's round, creamy palate and unique structure also make it a wine to enjoy with fine foods such as caviar, oysters, shellfish and delicate fowl.

Yellow Label Brut

Veuve Clicquot - Yellow Label Brut    Clicquot's signature brut non-vintage is loved the world over for its crisp, full flavors, consistent quality and celebratory yellow label. The classically-styled, dry Champagne is a blend of two-thirds black grapes (Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) for body, balanced by one-third white grapes (Chardonnay) for elegance.

Demi-Sec

Veuve Clicquot - Demi-Sec   Creamy, with a touch of sweetness. Veuve Clicquot's Demi-Sec -- the classic accompaniment to dessert -- is equally pleasing as an apéritif. This stylish bland is evocative of the wine Madame Clicquot herself produced in the early 19th Century.

 Rosé

Veuve Clicquot - Rosé    A House specialty since the 1770s. The robust fruit flavors and oeil de perdrix color of Clicquot's vintage Rosé results from adding still Pinot Noir wine from Veuve Clicquot's grand cru vineyards in the village of  Bouzy.

Vintage Réserve

Veuve Clicquot - Vintage Réserve    Veuve Clicquot's esteemed vintage Champagne is balanced and full-bodied. Produced in small quantities and only in exceptional years, it reflects the best characteristics of the vintage as well as the quality of Clicquot's own top-rated vineyards.

About Champagne

  • Store Champagne at a cool and continuous temperature -  50 to 54° F with at least 75% humidity
     
  • There are about 550 calories in a 750ml bottle of Champagne which means that one glass contains approximately 60 calories.
     
  • Non-vintage Champagne can be enjoyed immediately but can also be stored for up to two or three years.
     

History

The House of Veuve Clicquot, founded in 1772, continually strives to uphold the standards set by Madame Clicquot, whose maxim on quality was and remains the foundation of the success of Champagne Veuve Clicquot.

Today, the House of Clicquot is among the most prestigious Champagne firms. Its extensive vineyard holdings, many originally purchased by Madame Clicquot, stretch throughout the top-rated areas of the Champagne region and are unparalleled in size and quality. As in Mme. Clicquot's day, bottles age in the House's vast, vaulted cellars in Reims, portions of which were constructed some 2000 years ago by the Romans.

The remarkable Madame Clicquot (1777 - 1866) is often considered the first businesswoman of the modern era. Widowed in 1805 at the age of 27, Mme. Veuve Clicquot (Veuve means widow in French) defied every convention of the day and took the helm of her late husband's small Champagne house. She enlisted help wisely, took astute risks and made important technological innovations (including the invention of remuage or riddling) leading the House to world renown. One of her most significant triumphs was sending a secret shipment of her Champagne to Russia in 1814 in defiance of the Napoleonic blockade - a great success!

The House of Clicquot is best known for its "Yellow Label" brut non-vintage Champagne, which was a best-seller in America prior to Prohibition. Veuve Clicquot also produces a Vintage Réserve and a Demi-Sec. The Firm's most prestigious Champagne, La Grande Dame, is named after the Widow Clicquot and is made exclusively from the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes picked from vineyards she purchased in the early 1800s.

"Only One Quality...The Finest"........ Madame Veuve Clicquot

 

 

 

 

 
 
           
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