Veuve Cliquot La Grand Dame (750ml)
Maison Veuve Clicquot has produced luxury champagnes since 1772. Today, Veuve Clicquot is arguably one of the world’s most recognised Champagnes. The Reims-based Champagne house was founded by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron. When he passed away, his wife took over the domaine and revolutionized Champagne production by introducing the technique of remuage (riddling) to work the yeast sediment up along the neck of the bottle where it is eventually removed after the maturation process is complete.
La Grande Dame 2006 is an exclusive blend of the house’s eight classic Grands Crus: Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir (53%); Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger for the Chardonnay (47%). The winter of 2006 was particularly cold and long, while the summer was unseasonably warm. Thus, the Pinot Noir wines were fruity and full-bodied; the Chardonnay wines were of considerable distinction.
Light gold colour. Complex nose, revealing turn of stone fruit fragrances, dried fruits, pastry discreet touch, gingerbread, and mocha. The mouth marries vinosity, precision and freshness. Nice length. This is an opulent vintage, a truly great Grande Dame.