The French Champagne Veuve Clicquot is famous all over the world. It can be recognize by the yellow label. In the production of Champagne the Veuve Clicquot uses varieties Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The brand name of this champagne has a history.
The history of Veuve Clicquot
Life of Madame Clicquot might be considered customary in the same way as many aristocratic 18 year old young ladies in France. She was born into a wealthy family and married Francois Clicquot, the owner of a wine business in 1798. Natural curiosity inspired her following the sudden death of her husband and she decided to take control of the company. Due to her strong character and business awareness she reflected, Madame Clicquot had managed to turn the family enterprise in the great and famous Champagne House.
Madame Clicquot invented a new concept to clean champagne and be transparent. She gradually acquired the best cru vineyards, which today are now part of a unique heritage of Veuve Clicquot.
Today the name of Madame Clicquot is etched onto bottles of champagne, which is appreciated by connoisseurs and is the second most popular after the Moet & Chandon.
Veuve Clicquot Champagne
Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label
First of all the Brut Yellow Label is a fine golden-yellow in colour with soft foam of tiny bubbles. Secondly, the champagne has a pleasant bouquet, like the white fruits and raisins and vanilla and with Brioches. The first sip brings all the freshness and powerful symphony of taste, which is so typical of the Yellow Label Brut. The Champagne Brut Yellow Label is ideal as an aperitif, and perfect as champagne while dining.
The cost of Veuve Clicquot Brut: $100.
Veuve Clicquot Rose
The Veuve Clicquot has left its mark in the history of great champagnes, being the first who created pink champagne. Veuve Clicquot Pink won its successful reputation for its outstanding crop; its quality is appreciated throughout the world. The Veuve Clicquot Rose is an excellent choice for a romantic dinner. The initial flavor of champagne is a fresh red fruit (raspberry, wild strawberry, cherry, blackberry), with almonds and apricots. The Veuve Clicquot Rose is the delicious wine, and charming to the taste and wonderful as an aperitif and for dinner amongst couples or close friends.
The cost of Veuve Clicquot Rose: ranges from $100.
Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec
The Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec, is perhaps, the most “classic” champagne of Clicquot House. Like all wines the Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec is based on the predominance of Pinot Noir. The scent of golden Champagne Demi-Sec is its rich aroma of ripe fruit, candied fruit with hints of toast and buns. This Champagne has a soft, gently sour taste. The Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec is particularly well suited to fruit desserts.
The Cost of Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec: $100.
Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut, Rose and Rich 2002
The climatic conditions in 2002 were perfect, by low rainfall and dry weather with substantially a better atmosphere than in previous years. In 2002 3 kinds of champagne were produced: Brut, Rose and Rich, on the basis of extremely ripe grapes.
The Veuve Clicquot Brut 2002 is a famous by its aroma, its yellow fruit and pastries, overtones of licorice and menthol, fruit and floral aromas combine to give off a wonderful scent. This will continue to captivate your taste for over 15 years. The Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut 2002 was created to accompany the cordon bleu dishes and perfect as an aperitif.
The Veuve Clicquot Rose 2002 has a pink color with an orange tint. It has an intense aroma of red and black fruit, especially the characteristic aroma of cherries with a hint of vanilla. This Champagne has a surprisingly long finish. The widow Clicquot Champagne Rose is ideal for serving dishes with a spicy marinade from beef. The structure and the true flavor of the champagne can be stored in full at least 20 years.
The Veuve Clicquot Rich 2002 has a scent of citrus fruit, menthol and licorice. It is perfectly combined with spicy dishes, such as foie gras.
The cost of the Veuve Clicquot Brut, Rose and Rich: $150.
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut 1998 and La Grande Dame Rose 1998
The La Grande Dame Brut 1998 was produced in one of the most fruitful years. This Champagne is a pale golden color with incredibly tiny bubbles. It has a floral scent, the aroma of candied fruit (apricots, quince) and sweet almond. The taste is clear and clean and has an incredible potential of aging.
The cost of La Grande Dame Brut 1998: $300.
The La Grande Dame Rose 1998 is made by adding 15% red wine made exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes. The Champagne has the expressive fruit flavors (strawberry, grapefruit and quince) and spicy (cinnamon) and there is a presence of a vanilla flavor.
The cost of La Grande Dame Rose 1998: $600.
Veuve Clicquot Collections
Veuve Clicquot On The Go
The Clicquot on the Go collection includes champagne packed in a special case, in special conditions. The set Clicquot Traveller contains a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label and includes two strong glasses. If the bottle to be cooled is placed in this case, the temperature of champagne will be kept for up to 2 hours. The Clicquot Traveller set is ideal for picnics.
The cost of the Clicquot Traveller: $200.
Also the Clicquot on the Go collection includes the Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label in a special leather case; known as the hardy Ice Jacket, which similarly allows you to keep the ideal temperature of the drink and protect it from hypothermia. The individual label or a unique pattern is also available.
The cost of Veuve Clicquot Ice Jacket: $100.
Veuve Clicquot Rose Collection
The Globalight is a base in the form of a lamp for the Veuve Clicquot Rose; it is a gem of the Rose Collection. The Globalight is a work of the designer Karim Rashid. The lamp keeps the temperature of champagne for up to two hours, and creates a romantic atmosphere; it illuminates a bottle giving a soft pink. Furthermore the lamp can be conveniently carried. The Globalight has been designed through modern technology and modern design and in 2008, 500 sets were released for sale.
The cost of Globalight: $4 000.
For Valentine’s Day in 2009, The Veuve Clicquot Company released a charming Mon Amour set with a pink champagne in Ice Dress, which is complemented with an elegant, and luxurious pink case. The stylish case is made of high-tech material with a honeycomb structure of romantic detail and is decorated with two leather tags: the yellow for him and the pink for her. Inside the holders of labels you can insert a card with your signature, plus there is empty unfilled label. The case holds the temperature of the champagne for up to two hours. The Veuve Clicquot Mon Amour Ice Dress Rose is an exquisite romantic gift that can be dispatched via courier or give directly to a loved one. In whichever way you would like to have this delivered, what a beautifully contemporary way to express the sign of attention.
The cost of Veuve Clicquot Ice Dress Rose: $120.
Veuve Clicquot Vintage Collection
The Veuve Clicquot and Porsche Design Studio have created a Vertical Limit cabinet, which is a unique cooling cabinet for storage of 12 bottles of champagne. The cabinet is made of polished steel and completely handmade. Each shelf has an individual backlight and holds a consistent maintained temperature of 12 degrees; this is the recommended temperature for storage of the Veuve Clicquot. There are 15 of these unusual wine cabinets in world. The Vertical Limit contains 12 bottles of the best harvested wines.
The cost of Vertical Limit with 12 bottles of Veuve Clicquot: $70 000.
The Vintage Collection includes another creative design from Pablo Reynosa who created a functional and stylish box to store the Veuve Clicquot, which is named as the Cellar Box.
The cost of Veuve Clicquot in Cellar Box: $100.
Veuve Clicquot Riva Collection
In collaboration with Riva, who are the Italian manufacturer of yachts, they have created a limited premium set of the La Grande Dame. This set is made of mahogany, chrome and leather and contains 4 bottles of the La Grande Dame 1998, 2 bottles of the La Grande Dame 1988 and 6 glasses for champagne, along with 6 high water cups, 6 plates and cutlery.
The cost of Veuve Clicquot Riva Cruise: $80 000.
The collection also includes a Cruiser Bag set, of which 300 sets have been released for sale. The kit includes a bottle of the La Grande Dame 1998 and 2 glasses for champagne. The bag is made of chrome casket and trimmed with leather and mahogany.
The cost of Veuve Clicquot Cruiser Bag: $400.
And finally the last in Riva Collection is Ice Bucket, which includes an elegant ice bucket, a bottle of the La Grande Dame, and 2 glasses. The bucket is made of wood, plastic and stainless steel.