Clear, brilliant, gold colour glitters. Fine and voluptuous effervescence. On the nose delicate floral fragrances. Freshness of white fruit aromas (pear, apple). Rich notes of more fleshy fruits (Mirabelle plum, peach, mango).
On the palate, the taste is clean and gentle. In perfect harmony with the nose, aromas of flowers and white fruits bring tremendous freshness that combines perfectly with the full and round character of its sweet pastry aromas (apple, Mirabelle plum tart). Its careful dosage creates a perfect balance of vivacity and creaminess on the palate that leads into a refined finish.
The blend comprises crus which are either Grand or Premier Crus only. These are located in the Montagne de Reims including Pinot Noir from Verzenay(Grand Cru) and Pinot Meunier from Ludes (Premier Cru), in the Grande Vallée de la Marne with Pinot Noir from Aÿ (Grand Cru) and in the Côte des Blancs where Le Mesnil-sur-Oger constitutes one of the best Chardonnay(Grand Cru) vineyards.
A dose of 32 g/l of sugar was added.
In 1772, Philippe Clicquot founded a wine-making business under the name Clicquot. In 1798, his son François, who had taken over the family enterprise, married Barbe Nicole Ponsardin. At the time of François' death in 1805, the young 27-year-old widow decided to continue her husband's legacy. A woman of vision, she became the driving force behind the prestige and success of the brand, which in 1810 was renamed Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin.
Ever in pursuit of excellence and innovation, in 1816 Madame Clicquot invented the riddling table with the aim of obtaining clarified champagnes of unrivalled quality. She became known by her contemporaries as the "Grand Dame of Champagne", in recognition of her audacity and determination. Row by row, Madame Clicquot used her skills to develop an exceptional wine-growing territory, consisting of 515 hectares in the heart of the Champagne region's finest vineyard estates.
Today, both in France and abroad, the Veuve Clicquot brand continues to embody the values held dear by Madame Clicquot: modernity and audacity blended together with an emphasis on quality and expertise that are second to none.
Vintage Rich is the fruit of research into the best vintage and dosage to pair with gourmet food.
The wine has the power and structure typical of the House's vintage wines, tempered by the sweetness of a dosage judiciously calculated by the cellarmaster and his oenologists.
Perfect with pineapple fritters, foie gras bonbons and brioche pudding with exotic fruit.
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|Suitable for Vegans||Yes|
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