Veuve Clicquot Champagne
Veuve Clicquot is a leading champagne house. Since its creation in 1772, Veuve Clicquot played an instrumental role
in establishing and evolving the champagne industry as we know it today. Philippe Clicquot, a banker and textile merchant, who began to build the
After his death, his then only 27 years old widow, Barbe
Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, took the reins and refocused the family business solely on Champagne for the wealthy, noble and royal.
The Veuve Clicquot vines are absolutely one of the best in the Champagne
region, both for their size and their quality: 382 hectares, comprising
12 out of 17 Grand Cru and 18 out of 39 Premier Cru, which delivers
26-28% of the Maison's provision. Its extensive vineyard holdings, many originally purchased by Madame
Clicquot, stretch throughout the top-rated areas of the Champagne region
and are unparalleled in size and quality.
Veuve Clicquot began making vintage champagne and it was the exceptional
1811 vintage or so called "comet vintage" that made the house famous.
Madame Clicquot's death in 1866 was a great loss to the house. The house remained in family control until 1987 when it was acquired into the LVMH group of luxury brands. Veuve Clicquot is a spectacular house to visit and offers a variety of tours at their house in Reims
(45 minutes outside Paris), including an hour-long tour of the
several-hundred-years-old chalk quarry caves where the
bottles have been stored for years.
Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label brut is a perfect example of harmony between
delicacy and power. Dominated by Pinot Noir, this wine has a firm
structure, rounded with a touch of Pinot Meunier. Made from an assemblage of 55% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 15% Meunier in a dry (Brut) style which is
fairly typical in terms of traditional Champagne.
We offer a vast range of fantastic Veuve Clicquot Champagne Gifts.