Veuve Clicquot (pronounciation: Vuhv Klee-ko) is today recognized as a globally successful brand, with a fascinating history revolving around one woman: Madame Clicquot. It was in 1798 that François Clicquot married the daughter of Baron Nicolas Ponsardin. Son of the founder of the Maison de Champagne Clicquot, he passed on all his passion to his wife, teaching her the many secrets of champagne making. When her husband died prematurely, at the age of 27, the Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin took over the reins of Champagne Veuve Clicquot. Guided by an innate sense of innovation and a perpetual quest for perfection, she was responsible for the invention of the riddling table and was the first in the region to market a blended rosé champagne. The flagship of the Champagne House remains the Veuve Clicquot Brut, though the portfolio now also includes the Veuve Clicquot Rose and La Grande Dame cuvées.
Owner of 390 hectares, Maison Veuve Clicquot owns one of the largest vineyards in Champagne. This vineyard also stands out for its exceptional quality, as it is spread over 12 of the 17 Grands Crus and 20 of the 44 Premiers Crus of Champagne.
A true reflection of the typical know-how of the House, the Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne (Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label) is made from a blend of 50 to 55% Pinot Noir, 28 to 33% Chardonnay and 15 to 20% of Pinot Meunier.
The Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne Yellow Label reveals a pretty color with golden reflections, and an extremely fine effervescence.
The nose presents a fantastic power, developing fragrances of white fruits and dried fruits, then notes of vanilla and brioche.
The Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label offers a straightforward and dynamic attack on the palate. This champagne is harmonious and superbly fruity.