Veuve Clicquot - La Grande Dame - Rosé

93 points - The Wine Advocate
Veuve Clicquot - La Grande Dame - Rosé - 2008 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Veuve Clicquot - La Grande Dame - Rosé

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Veuve Clicquot - La Grande Dame - Rosé

Indulge in the luxurious taste of Veuve Clicquot's La Grande Dame Rosé, a champagne that is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates. This exquisite champagne is made from a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, carefully selected from the finest vineyards in the Champagne region of France.

The taste profile of La Grande Dame Rosé is complex and sophisticated, with notes of red fruits, citrus, and brioche. The champagne has a delicate pink hue, which is achieved through the addition of a small amount of still red wine to the blend. This gives the champagne its unique character and depth of flavour.

Veuve Clicquot is a renowned champagne house with a rich history dating back to 1772. The house was founded by Philippe Clicquot, and it was his widow, Madame Clicquot, who took over the business and turned it into the success it is today. La Grande Dame Rosé is named in honour of Madame Clicquot, who was known as the "Grande Dame of Champagne" due to her pioneering spirit and innovative approach to winemaking.

This champagne is perfect for special occasions and celebrations, and pairs well with a variety of foods, including seafood, poultry, and desserts. Enjoy a glass of La Grande Dame Rosé with friends and family, or savour it on your own as a luxurious treat.

The 2008 Brut Rosé La Grande Dame is also showing well, wafting from the glass with notes of red berries, warm spices, toasted brioche and citrus rind. Full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, it's a vinous, muscular wine like its white sibling, with a lively spine of acidity and delicately phenolic back-end grip.
Deep gold-orange. Almost coppery. Not much on the nose, a touch salty, then light red fruits and even a hint of blossom. Slightly smoky on the palate, super-dry and finely textured, supple and subtle but with good length. Tannins are elegant and present, serious and persistent and are very significant in the overall style of this wine. This has a real savoury wine-like quality, even though only 15% of the blend is red wine.
Type:
Sparkling
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Champagne
Producer:
Veuve Clicquot
Grapes/Blend:
Pinot Noir

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Veuve Clicquot was founded over 200 years ago.

The Champagne house was founded by Phillippe Clicquot-Muiron in 1772. At the time, the company was involved with banking and...

Veuve Clicquot was founded over 200 years ago.

The Champagne house was founded by Phillippe Clicquot-Muiron in 1772. At the time, the company was involved with banking and wool trading in addition to Champagne production.

Veuve Clicquot translates to “Widow Clicquot,” named for the first woman to run a Champagne house.

Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin was the actual “Veuve Clicquot,” widowed at the age of 27, just seven years after marrying the company’s heir, François. Madame Clicquot was known for being strong-willed and innovative through her years at the house’s helm.

Veuve Clicquot created the first-ever vintage Champagne

After five years of bad vintages, war, and near-failure, Madame Clicquot celebrated the success of 1810 with the first single-vintage Champagne. The concept became a huge success the following year, when the iconic 1811 vintage Champagne was labeled ‘The Year of the Comet.’

Veuve Clicquot invented the riddling rack, allowing Champagne to be mass-produced.

Created by Madame Clicquot and the house’s cellar master, the riddling rack (which looked more like a riddling table at that time) allowed a more efficient process of disgorgement for the final corking of Champagne bottles. It is still used by sparkling producers around the world.

Veuve Clicquot was one of the first producers of rosé Champagne.

Ruinart had already produced a rosé Champagne by tinting Champagne with elderberry juice, but Veuve Clicquot was the first to produce rosé Champagne by adding still red wine to its sparkling. First made in 1818, Veuve Clicquot Rosé is now made by adding Pinot Noir to the classic Yellow Label.

Veuve Clicquot’s signature yellow label has adorned the bottle for over 180 years.

The label started appearing on bottles around 1835 and was officially trademarked in 1877. It was created to distinguish “dry” bottles from the usual sweeter ones in the British market and became a huge hit.

Veuve Clicquot’s vineyard holdings are almost entirely comprised of Grand and Premier Crus.

Fifty-five percent of Veuve Clicquot’s vineyards are categorized as Grand Cru and 40 percent are Premier Cru.

Veuve Clicquot Champagnes are always Pinot Noir-dominant.

The house believes that Pinot Noir adds strength and structure to its wines.

The house’s prestige cuvée is ‘La Grande Dame.”

It was introduced in 1972 to celebrate Veuve Clicquot’s 200th anniversary.

Veuve Clicquot sells over 1.5 million cases of Champagne each year.

And 400,000 of those Veuve cases go to the United States. Compare that to one of Champagne’s “larger” grower-producers, Chartogne-Taillet, which produces just 6,500 cases of Champagne each year.

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