More about Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé Champagne:
The reserve wines, some of which are 9 years old, are kept separately depending on the origin of the crus and the years in which the wines were produced.
This blend is completed with 12% of red wine using red grapes specially raised and selected to give a marvellous balance to this rosé.
- Luminous color
- Copper hues
- Fresh red fruits
- Biscuity notes of dried fruits
- Viennese pastries
Coppery-orange color. Expressive aromas of strawberry and very ripe wild strawberries. A full-bodied, structured, vinous palate which stays fresh. Length and character define this champagne. -Gilbert & Gaillard
Tuna Shrimp, Red fruits, Duck, Smoked Salmon, Mimolette, Espelettine
RESERVE WINES – 25% to 40%
- Brut, Extra Dry, Sec, Demi-sec, Doux
Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé Grape Varieties
44% to 48%
13% to 18%
25% to 29%
50 TO 60 CRUS
- Grands crus – Premiers crus – Others crus
- 46° to 50°F
- 3 years
A bit about Madame Clicquot
Madame Clicquot was born in Reims in 1777. As the daughter of Baron Nicolas Ponsardin, her social standing allowed her to obtain an excellent education, founded upon the traditional morals and values of the time.
In 1798 she married François Clicquot, son to the founder of the Maison Clicquot. François shared his passion and knowledge for champagne creation and distribution with his young wife. It was because she had spent this time at his side that Madame Clicquot was able to take the reins of the family house after the untimely death of François in 1805.
In an era when women were excluded from the business world, she dared to assume the head of the company, a role she undertook with passion and determination. Madame Clicquot’s character might be summarized with two words: audacious and intelligent.
She would seize each new opportunity that arose, willing to take risks, and as such she was able to expand her business to all four corners of the world. Uncompromising when it came to the quality of her wines, she perfected new techniques of production. She invented the “table de remuage” (riddling table) to clarify champagne, and innovated the very first blend of rosé champagne. Within just a few years she made her name into a brand of excellence, a name today renowned throughout the world. Even then, her peers recognized her formidable contributions, and referred to her as the “Grande Dame of Champagne.
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