Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Vintage Champagne
An iconoclast like Veuve Clicquot herself, this rich and racy bubbly has notes of flowers, toast, lemon, nuts and spice. A great food Champagne deserving of a fine meal like king crab legs or lobster-stuffed ravioli.
In 1810, Madame Clicquot invented the first Vintage Champagne, in 2012 Veuve Clicquot declared the 66th vintage of the Maison. With grapes exclusively from Grands and Premiers Crus, Pinot Noir dominates the blend (51%) and provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, followed by Chardonnay (34%) that adds finesse and elegance essential in a perfectly balanced wine, and then Meunier (15%) that rounds out the blend. The uniqueness of the Vintage 2012 lies in the addition of 11% of wines aged in large wooden casks (foudres), bringing strength and aromatic intensity. The cask-aged wines act as spices to the blend, bringing very lightly woody, vanilla and toasted aromas.
ROBE Bright yellow color, Refined gold hints
AROMAS Candied citrus, Roasted pears, Green hazelnuts and almonds
Veal, Crawfish, Smoked scallops
|Grapes||51% Pinot Noir, 15% Meunier, 34% Chardonnay|