Today, Veuve Clicquot has become a brand with worldwide success. The Veuve Clicquot myth was created thanks to a woman: Madame Clicquot. It was in 1798 that François Clicquot married the daughter of Baron Nicolas Ponsardin. Son of the founder of the Clicquot Champagne House, he passed on all of his passion to his wife, initiating her into the secrets of champagne-making. When her husband passes away prematurely, at the age of 27, she took over the running of the Veuve Clicquot Champagne House with determination. Guided by an innate sense of innovation and a perpetual quest for perfection, she invented the riddling table and marketed the first blended rose champagne. Veuve Clicquot has turned this uncompromising requirement into her motto: "Only one quality, the finest".
Comprising 390 hectares of land, Veuve Clicquot has one of the largest vineyards in Champagne. This vineyard boasts an exceptional quality, as it is spread over 12 out of the 17 Grands Crus and 20 out of the 44 Premiers Crus of the Champagne region.
Veuve Clicquot's Vintage 2012 is the 66th edition of this vintage since its creation in 1810. This exceptional champagne is made exclusively from selected grapes that stem from Grands and Premiers Crus.
Vinification and aging
Veuve Clicquot's Vintage 2012 is vinified and aged in oak barrels for 11% of the wine, giving it a powerful expression and an aromatic intensity with delicious spicy, toasty, woody and vanilla notes.
Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2012 is a blend of 51% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier.
With its brilliant yellow color and golden hues, this champagne has a refreshing attack. Throughout the tasting experience, its fruity aromas are reminiscent of a mirabelle plum pie, candied lemons and roasted pears and harmoniously blend with notes of green hazelnuts and almonds.
Food and wine pairing
This vintage champagne goes perfectly with seafood (crayfish, scallops) or white meats such as veal.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve at 10-12°C.
The Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2012 can be cellared for around25 years, enabling it to develop its full range of aromas.