Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rosé 1998
In 1805, Madame Clicquot, a young widow of 27 years, took over the reins of the House founded in Reims in 1772 and became one of the first business women in history. Audacious and visionary, she made her Champagne known to the world Know How & Craftsmanship:
For over 200 years, the House has stayed true to its motto: ‘Only one quality, the finest’ A consistency in style: complex & powerful with Pinot Noir predominance. Veuve Clicquot is the style Champagne that radiates elegance vibrancy & edge with a unique yellow signature.
Sight: Intense colour with copper glints. Very small, sparkling bubbles.
Nose: The initial nose reveals a saline, mineral background, then notes of red fruits (Morello cherry, wild strawberry, redcurrant) and some more toasted notes of hazelnut, cocoa bean and sweet spices. When agitated, these empyreumatic characteristics are accentuated, while the aromatic complexity of the great Pinot Noir is ever - present.
Palate: In the mouth, it is plump and full of substance. The texture is crisp and silky. The tannins are still present, calling for a cuisine with texture to bring out the best in wine. The finish is long and coats the palate. The tannins are already very well integrated and can be expected to blend in still further over the coming years.
|Country of Origin||France|
|Style||Champagne & Sparkling|
|Grape Variety||Pinot Noir / Chardonnay|
|Main Grape||Pinot Noir|
|Flavour||Elegant & Complex|