Champagne Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec a creamy, richer and sweeter style of Champagne. 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 husbands 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. Champagne Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec is blend of 56% Pinot Noir, 28% Chardonnay and 16% Pinot Meunier. The sweetness and richness derives from the liqueur de dosage added to the Champagne after the second fermentation during the degorgement process. The dosage is 45 g/L (compared to the 9 g/L of typical Brut Champagne. It is sweet and rich but retains a marvellous freshness.