Veuve Clicquot Rosé

Region Reims, France
Grape Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
Category Champagne
Brand Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot Rosé

Veuve Clicquot was the first champagne house to commercialise rosé champagne in 1775 and, once again, takes centre stage this year to launch its first non-vintage rosé. This fresh young wine is now a fully-fledged member of the champagne world after having slowly matured in our cellars as well as in the minds of our winemakers. Our Veuve Clicquot Rosé is the end result of a desire to create a pink champagne with a delightfully luscious, fruit-based charm. Jacques Péters, the cellarmaster, and his team wanted a champagne that would be accessible and naturally engaging while conserving Veuve Clicquot’s essential values in terms of style.

The cuvee

Made using 50 to 60 different crus, the cuvee is based on Brut Yellow Label’s traditional blend, i.e.

  • 50 to 55% Pinot Noir
  • 15 to 20% Pinot Meunier
  • 28 to 33% Chardonnay

The blend includes a particularly high percentage (25-35%, sometimes 40%) of reserve wines originating from several harvests (usually 5 or 6), which ensures the consistency of the house style. 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 wines using red grapes especially raised and selected to give a marvellous balance to this rosé.

Sensory characteristics

The wine has a luminous colour with attractive pink glints. The nose is generous and elegant, with initial aromas of fresh red fruit (raspberry, wild strawberry, cherry, blackberry) leading to biscuity notes of dried fruits and Viennese pastries (almonds, apricots and brioche). The fresh attack is followed by a fruity
harmonious sensation on the palate. The wine is perfected balanced in the best Veuve Clicquot style of pink champagnes, combining elegance and flair. The wine works its magic – this delectably full champagne can be enjoyed as a true delicacy.

A deliciously fruity wine in early bloom, this is a wonderful aperitif to be shared as a twosome or simply with friends.

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