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 comes from a selection of the most prestigious Grands Crus of the Champagne region.
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.
Pinot Noir (53%)
The blend also includes 15% of red Pinot Noir wine from the Clos Colin parcel in Bouzy.
The dosage for this champagne is 8g/L.
This champagne is adorned with a brilliant colour with copper highlights.
The nose reveals floral (dried flowers) and fruity (wild strawberry, redcurrant, Morello cherry) aromas.
The palate is very complex, with aromas of cocoa and hazelnuts and flavoursome notes, as well as honey and ginger. The finish is very persistent.
For an optimal tasting, serve between 10 and 12°C.