Company overview In 1772, Philippe Clicquot founded a wine-making business under the name Clicquot. In 1798, his son François, who had taken over the family enterprise, married Barbe Nicole Ponsardin. At the time of François' death in 1805, the young 27-year-old widow decided to continue her husband’s legacy. A woman of vision, she became the driving force behind the prestige and success of the brand, which in 1810 was renamed Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin. Ever in pursuit of excellence and innovation, in 1816 Madame Clicquot invented the riddling table with the aim of obtaining clarified champagnes of unrivalled quality. She became known by her contemporaries as the "Grand Dame of Champagne", in recognition of her audacity and determination. Row by row, Madame Clicquot used her skills to develop an exceptional wine-growing territory, consisting of 515 hectares in the heart of the Champagne region’s finest vineyard estates. Today, both in France and abroad, the Veuve Clicquot brand continues to embody the values held dear by Madame Clicquot: modernity and audacity blended together with an emphasis on quality and expertise that are second to none.

 Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label

Grapes from 50 to 60 different crus, or growing areas, are used to produce the Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label:
  • 50 to 55% Pinot Noir ensures the structure so typical of the House wines.
  • 15 to 20% Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend.
  • 28 to 33% Chardonnay provides the elegance and sophistication essential to a perfectly balances wine.
A high proportion of priceless reserve wines (between 25% and 40%) ensures the continuity of the House style.      

Veuve Clicquot Rosé

As the ‘pink’ expression of Brut Carte Jaune, Veuve Clicquot Rosé shares the same structure: To complete the base, the Cellar Master adds a blend of red wines sourced from selected black grapes to ensure the marvelous balance of this unique Rosé wine.
  • Pinot Noir dominates (50 to 50%), ensuring the intensity of the Clicquot style.
  • Chardonnay (28 to 33%) lends finesse and elegance.
  • Pinot Meunier (15 to 20%) rounds out the blend.
  • Priceless reserve wines (from 25% to 35% sometimes as much as 40%), both white and red, ensure the continuity of the House style.

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame

The colour is luminous, sparkling golf with amber highlights. There is plenty of effervescence. The fine, light bead swirls up slowly and gracefully. The first nose reveals a definite mineral base, with noble fruit (white peaches, bergamot) and remarkable intensity. On agitating, the bouquet becomes gourmand and voluptuous with hints of brioche, nougat, apricot, vanilla, frangipane and jasmine.