Champagne Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rosé is a robust, yet elegant Rosé 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 Vintage Rosé has been a House specialty since the 1770s. 2008 was a Champagne harvest of exceptional quality with great potential for ageing. It is not surprise that 2008 was declared a Veuve Clicquot Vintage, the third in the decade following 2002 and 2004 and the House’s 65th since its first Vintage of 1810. The 2008 Vintage Rose is a blend of 61% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier and 34% Chardonny. 14% of the red wines are sourced from Bouzy and the wines only come from premier and grand crus rated vintages. In addition, for the first time, 5% of the wines were in wooden casks from forests in Central France, from Allier and Vosges. This increases the complexity and aromatic richness of the wine adding a touch of spice to the blend and light woody, vanilla and toasted aromas. Dosage is 8 g/L.