Veuve Clicquot Rosé NV (Comet Gift Box)
Champagne is a wine of legend. The entire history of the Veuve Clicquot House is marked by mythical wines, all of which respect the demand for quality that was the force that drove Madame Clicquot. True to this heritage, the House is proud of its motto: "Only one quality, the finest". A short lineage of just 10 Cellar Masters has led this quest for quality, thereby ensuring the continuity of the Veuve Clicquot style: strength and complexity. Veuve Clicquot prides itself on excellence and quality. Only the juice from the cuvee (the first and most noble pressing) is used.
After several challenging vintages, a comet passed over Champagne in 1811, and Madame Clicquot interpreted this as an omen indicating an outstanding harvest. The comet is the star of the design of this exclusive giftbox of the beloved Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne, which is still one of the House's most significant icons today.
In 1818, Madame Clicquot invented the first known blended Rosé Champagne ever that you can enjoy and share today for its liveliness and burst of fruits.
The coppery champagne, the burst of red fruit aromas…to achieve it, the blend is an essential element, a creative act. The Cellar Master and his team of experts select excellent quality red wines and still wines from some of the most sought-after vineyards in Champagne to find the flavors and characteristics that perfectly express the Veuve Clicquot Rosé style.
Made using 50 to 60 different crus, and 30 to 45% of Reserve wines, the cuvée is based on Yellow Label’s traditional blend: the Pinot Noir predominance (50-55%) provides the structure that is so typically Veuve Clicquot, while Chardonnay (28-33%) adds the elegance and finesse essential in a perfectly balanced wine, and a touch of Meunier (15-20%) rounds out the blend. The blend is then completed with 12% of still red wine using red grapes, providing fruitiness. The long period of aging in our Crayères (3 years minimum for Rosé) lends silkiness to the Champagne.
The Finer Details
Style - Champagne
Varietal - Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
Country - France
Region - Champagne
Vintage - Non Vintage
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 12%
Closure - Cork