Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label Champagne
Yellow Label is the signature Champagne of the maison Veuve Clicquot. Dominated by Pinot Noir grapes; It offers a perfect balance of aromatic intensity and freshness.
Champagne Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label ~ Pale lemon with fine bubbles; the nose is filled with toasty aromas of apple, pear, toast brioche and vanilla; the palate is extra-dry and medium to full body with flavours that match the aromas.
|Grapes||Pinot Noir & Chardonnay|
Pinot Noir 50 to 55%
Pinot Meunier 15 to 20%
Chardonnay 28 to 33%
The Blend Grapes from as many as 50 to 60 different Crus go to the blending of Yellow Label. Champagne production blends 30-45% reserve wines with grapes from as many as 50 to 60 different crus. The Pinot Noir predominance (50-55%) provides the structure that is so typically Yellow Label, 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 long house style aging in our Crayères (3 years minimum for Yellow Label) gives silkiness to the Champagne.
The Vineyard It is one of the finest champagne houses vineyards, both in terms of its size and the quality of its vines. Its 390 hectares are divided between 12 of the 17 Grands Crus, and between 20 of the 44 Premiers Crus that constitute the entire Champagne region.
This exceptional heritage was built up over the centuries, founded upon the parcels first established by the founder, and added to by subsequent vineyard directors.
In particular, Veuve Clicquot bears the fortuitous territorial mark of Madame Clicquot.
“Yellow Label manages to reconcile two opposing factors - strength and silkiness - and to hold them in perfect balance with aromatic intensity and a lot of freshness. This consistent power to please makes it ideal as an aperitif, and perfect as the Champagne to enjoy with a meal.” By Wine spectator
CHEESE PAIRING WITH VEUVE CLICQUOT YELLOW LABEL BRUT
Cheese with champagne is a matter of taste. Audacious, sparkling, unexpectedly great taste. Fruity and floral. Young and gourmand. Rounded and mild. When Yellow Label is paired up with Dutch Gouda, the conversation gets flowing in their shared fruity freshness. Made through a short fermentation process, Gouda is best aged two to three months to reveal its full fruity character. Serve in small pieces to appreciate its full texture and bite.
WHITE GOUDA Fruity and floral. Young and gourmand. Rounded and mild. When Yellow Label is paired up with Dutch Gouda, the conversation gets flowing in their shared fruity freshness. Made through a short fermentation process, Gouda is best aged two to three months to reveal its full fruity character. Serve in small pieces to appreciate its full texture and bite. Hard cheese. Short maturation. Raw or pasteurised milk. Cow’s origin. Holland.
YOUNG COMTÉ Full and fruity. Textured and structured. Young and expressive. Brimming with character – Comte’s flavors - dried fruit, hazelnuts, almonds, nuts, complement the yellow and white fruit nuances of Yellow Label. Made with a blend of several milks, choose a 6 to 8-month-old Comte for the fruitiest taste. Serve in pieces for a truly impactful exchange. Hard cheese. Young maturation. Raw milk. Cow’s origin. France, Jura.
TOMME DE MONTAGNE Floral and herb-flavored. Salty and tender. Tomme de Montagne subtly unearths all the saltiness, minerality and herb nuances within Yellow Label. Its meltingly, creamy texture lends the tiny bubbles of Yellow Label an even fresher punch. Made according to an exact ancestral recipe, serve up Tomme de Montagne in small wedges or slices to maintain its melting, aromatic, mildness.