Veuve Clicquot produces the Veuve Clicquot la Grande Dame , a sparkling wine from Champagne that is made with chardonnay and pinot noir. The Veuve Clicquot la Grande Dame is the ideal sparkling to combine with whitefish and citrus. Drinks&Co users rate this sparkling wine with 4 out of 5 points.
“In the history of Champagne, wines that were blended for greater sweetness were customarily described as "rich". Even the 1840s bottles of Veuve Clicquot found recently in the Aland Islands have over 150 grams per liter of sugar. Today Veuve Clicquot propels this tradition into the contemporary era with Rich, a champagne dedicated to mixology. Bringing a cocktail spirit to a House already known for audacity and innovation, Veuve Clicquot Rich is an invitation to en-Rich the tasting experience. From mountains to oceans, rooftops to canyons, winter or summer, day or night, Veuve Clicquot Rich is perfect anyway, anywhere and anytime.”
“The robe is bright, a shimmering gold color with amber highlights. The effervescence is abundant. The fine and light creates arabesques gracefully and slowly. The nose reveals a previously defined mineral texture, a fruity aroma of great nobility (white peach, bergamot) and remarkable intensity. Once shaken, the bouquet becomes greedy and voluptuous, with brioche notes, nougat, apricot, vanilla, frangipani and jasmine. The taste is full-bodied. The texture is crisp and silky. The gypsum mineral majestically resonates with this structure fleshy and amplifies the persistence length. The combination Verzenay / Avize (the two dominant Cru in this assembly between 8 Grand Cru) assumes his identity entirely. The finish is fresh and generous, and suggests a discrete dosage that does not disturb the natural balance of the wine.”
“La Grande Dame is the Cuvée de Prestige of the House, a great wine that pays tribute to the one who really was the Grande Dame champagne, Madame Clicquot. This cuvée of incomparable finesse comes from the cut of eight grads historical crus of the House. Its strength and structure that characterize it are determined by a Pinot Noir dominant crop in the best vineyards of the Reims mountain and the largest Vallée de la Marne, which merges the Chardonnay freshness coming from the most prestigious areas of the Côte des Blancs. The first Cuvée La Grande Dame was created in 1972 to mark the bicentenary of the House.”
“TASTING NOTES OF 1998 Veuve Clicquot la Grande Dame:
- View: gold, green hues and subtle bubbles.
- Nose: the first aroma of fresh fruit (apricots, peaches vineyard, citrus) and nuts (marzipan, hazelnut). After aeration toasted notes, mild spices and brioche.
- Mouth: The palate, creamy and silky at once, with aromas of great intensity texture.
VINEYARD: Veuve Clicquot
GRAPES: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
PAIRING: raw seafood, cooked seafood, sushi, caviar.
TEMPERATURE: 10 °C
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%”
“La Grande Dame 1995 is a pale gold-green color with brilliant reflections that are typical of the vintage. Effervescence is delicate and extremely steady.
On the nose this wine is exceptionally elegant. Dominant floral notes (mint and white flowers) mingle with hints of fresh fruit (citrus fruits, fresh almonds). As it undergoes aeration, riper notes of vanilla and nougat come to the fore, giving a pleasant roundness to the wine. At this stage a typical Chardonnay characteristic, crisp elegance, clearly prevails over aromatic strength.
In the mouth, the Pinot Noir reveals its true personality. Fruity notes (white peaches, grapefruit and bergamot) dominate an energetic attack on the palate, which is prolonged by the structure and roundedness of the wine. The balance, a combination of freshness and vigour, is ideal. With a finish that is extremely persistent and clean, mineral notes add force to this noble wine.
Although La Grande Dame is still a long way from its peak, this wine constitutes an apéritif of exception. La Grande Dame 1995 is based on a blend of eight Grands Crus traditionally used for this wine. The blend is dominated by Pinot Noir grapes (62.5%), which come from Ay in the vallée De la Marne, and Verzenay, Verzy, Ambonnay and Bouzy in the Montage de Reims. The Chardonnay grapes, (37.5%) come from vineyard plots in Avize, Oger, and Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Côte des Blancs.”
“TASTING NOTES OF 1990 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut:
- View: golden yellow.
- Nose: aromas of ripe apples, dried fruit, yeast and honey.
- Mouth: notes of green apple, lemon, a hint of coconut, delcioso.
GRAPES: Pinot Noir (67%), Chardonnay (33%)
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12%”
“La Grande Dame has a pale gold color with jade glints. The wine is crystal clear, with unbelievably fine bubbles.
On the first nose, typical Chardonnay characteristics come to the fore, with the arrival of floral and mineral aromas (acacia, ferns, chalk). By agitating the wine, scents of candied fruit (citrus fruits, apricots, quince) and sweet almond emerge, to reappear later in the mouth. After rotating the wine for a few minutes more, rare notes such as peaty malt, tobacco and delicate herbs, are gradually unveiled.
This aromatic, impressively complex bouquet is confirmed in the mouth. On the palate, the wine is clear-cut and pure, perfectly balanced with a delightful silky smoothness. La Grande Dame, with its lace-like construction, has a long, lively, and structured finish.
This wine has unbelievable aging potential; the quintessence of the Veuve Clicquot style, reaches a peak of refinement, without losing its legendary strength produced by a blend including nearly two-thirds of Pinot Noir.”
“Deep colour at first sight. A Champagne with yeasty aromas.A smoky touch remained in my mouth.
I had it with fish, but I didn't like the fish, and therefore the wine didn't taste right.
I took 2 bottles of Veuve Clicquot la Grande Dame 1983 with a former partner.”
“I celebrated a special occasion with Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame and my couple.
Has a strong colour. Delicious aromas of yeast and bakery. Very nice roasted flavours.
We paired it with a wide range of tapas.”
“It has a nice colour. Mixed aromas of yeast and bakery. I liked the taste of blackberries in this Veuve Clicquot la Grande Dame.
A sparkling that showed his face with food.
I liked sharing this wine with someone special.”
“Champagne Veuve Clicquot La Grand Dame Cathedral is made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay. This Champagne is made with reserve wines of special vintages. Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame is a process of raising more than six years on its lees.
Champagne Veuve Clicquot La Grand Dame Cathedral was born under the name of the widow illustrious Clicquot-from single Ponsardin- one of the most faithful to the spirit of Champagne houses, which is perpetuated in a perfectionist zeal, both in the quality of the vineyard and raises the exacting standards of each cuvée.
Champagne Veuve Clicquot La Grand Dame Cathedral marida beautifully with camembert, pork, ham and bluefish.
View: In view it comes with a color glowing golden with amber highlights.
Nose: mineral and hints of fruits like peach and with great intensity base.
Boca: It occurs with great body and substance. The texture is crisp and silky. The finish is fresh and generous.
Alcohol Champagne Veuve Clicquot La Grand Dame 12, 5 degrees.”