Marks and reviews
Today, Veuve Clicquot has become a brand with a 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 passed away prematurely, at the age of 27, she took over the reins 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 rosé champagne. Veuve Clicquot has turned this uncompromising requirement into her motto: "Only one quality, the finest".
La Grande Dame stems from a selection of the most prestigious Grands Crus of the Champagne region.
On the occasion of the bicentenary of the House of Veuve Clicquot, this champagne La Grande Dame was launched in 1972 as a tribute to Madame Clicquot who was nicknamed "La Grande Dame de la Champagne". It embodies the perfect expression of Pinot Noir in a Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin style. 2012 is the 9th edition of this great Rosé champagne.
To celebrate the bicentenary of the Veuve Clicquot House, this champagne La Grande Dame was released in 1972 as a tribute to Madame Clicquot who was nicknamed "La Grande Dame de la Champagne". It embodies the perfect expression of the Pinot Noir varietal along with the Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin style. 2012 is the 9th edition of this fine Rosé Champagne.
The Grande Dame Rosé 2012 comprises a blend of Pinot Noir (90%) from the vineyards of Aÿ, Verzenay, Verzy, Ambonnay, Bouzy. 13% of the red Pinot Noir grapes come exclusively from the 'Clos Colin' parcel, located in Bouzy. The blend is completed by 10% Chardonnay from Avize and Mesnil-sur-Oger. The dosage is 8g/l.
This wine showcases a beautiful salmon hue, with subtle copper highlights.
The nose gradually reveals floral fragrances along with delicious spicy aromas.
A lively attack precedes an elegant palate with a silky feel. The palate is persistent and seductive with its liveliness, complexity and persistence.
For an optimal tasting, serve between 10 and 12°C.
This fine rosé champagne can be kept in the cellar until around 2037 to reveal its full range of aromas.