Received a bottle of the 1996. Wished I had gone in store to make the purchase as I would have preferred the 2008. I found the 1996 overly sweet and yeast-y.
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Vintage Champagne
Champagne Blend /12.5% ABV / France
Chicken, Fish - Meaty & Oily, Fish - White, Shellfish
Founded in 1772, Veuve Clicquot is synonymous with the art of living. The House style distinguishes itself through the dominance of Pinot Noir which gives strength, complexity and elegance to our wines La Grande Dame, the prestige cuvée of Veuve Clicquot was created in tribute to Madame Clicquot. The finest expression of the House style it is a wine of incomparable finesse.View all products by Veuve ClicquotCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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About the brand
Veuve Clicquot is a French Champagne House based in Reims, founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot. In 1805, Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin took over the family business after being widowed at the young age of 27. She is credited with transforming Veuve Clicquot into one of the greatest Champagne Houses in the world, thereby becoming one of the first modern-day business women. Veuve Clicquot stays true to its heritage through Madame Clicquot's motto: “One quality, the finest."Madame Clicquot was widely recognized by her peers for her formidable contributions and ultimately became known as “La Grande Dame de la Champagne." Over her lifetime, she invented three of the most important innovations in champagne that are still practiced today. In 1810, she created the first vintage champagne by blending grapes from just one year's harvest. In 1816, in order to find a way to clarify champagne, she invented the riddling table, today recognized as fundamental to the traditional champagne production method. Finally in 1818, she created the first rosé champagne made through assemblage by blending her red wine with champagne.Veuve Clicquot possesses one of the finest champagne vineyards, both in terms of size and quality. The majority of the Veuve Clicquot vines are classified as Grands Crus or Premiers Crus – the two highest classifications of Champagne vineyards. Veuve Clicquot distinguishes itself by impeccable winemaking credentials through the dominance of Pinot Noir in its blend, giving strength, complexity, and elegance to the champagne.
From harvest to shipment, Veuve Clicquot is inspired by the House's longstanding motto, “Only one quality, the finest." This is elegantly embodied in the Veuve Clicquot style, based on four essential elements: the predominance of Pinot Noir in each wine, the generous addition of priceless reserve wines, the superb terroir of Veuve Clicquot's own vineyards, and the long maturation of the wines (longer than legally required). These four essential elements are present in each and every Veuve Clicquot champagne, expressed in the wine's own unique way, and guided by Cellar Master Didier Mariotti and his team of winemaking experts. The House's signature Yellow Label is the definition of the Veuve Clicquot style, a perfect balance of strength, aromatic intensity, freshness, and silkiness.