VEUVE CLICQUOT NV
VEUVE CLICQUOT NV
The House was founded by Phillippe Clicquot in 1772. Since its inception, Veuve Clicquot has been a specialist in Champagnes based on Pinot Noir, especially Rosé. In 1830, Franḉois Clicquot was married to Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin. Madame Clicquot was widowed just two years later. Veuve Clicquot (Veuve means widow in French) took over her husband's business. In 1810, the House took the name Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin. The way she ran her company, from risky overseas ventures to starting technological innovations, changed Champagne forever. Her motto is still the guiding principle of the company - "Only one quality - the FINEST".
In 1816, Madame Clicquot invented the process, called Rémuage or Riddling, that removes the yeast from the bottle. She used holes cut in her kitchen table to perfect the method of slowly tilting and turning the bottles to gather the spent yeast in the neck of the bottle. Once settled, it could be removed by freezing the neck in a brine of salt and water, removing it then recorking. The company was taken public in 1963, and merged with Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey in 1986. This Champagne is rated at 91 Points by Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and Wine & Spirits Magazine repectively. It has too won the Gold Medal from Mundus Vini 2013.
This Champagne is in clear pale straw colour; very light, citric, apple, toast, butter and yeast aromas; very expansive, full, with a rich, soft, creamy texture; clean, light, gentle, wispy, faintly sweet flavors integrate fruit and yeast well; well-balanced, very slightly tart; lemony, yeasty flavors linger well in finish.
Variety: 55% Pinot Noir, 15%Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay
Brand: Veuve Clicquot