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Veuve Clicquot

Marne, Grand Est

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about Veuve Clicquot

The Champagne House Veuve Clicquot was founded in 1772 and taken over in 1805 by the then-widow Barbe-Nicole Clicquot. Better known as Veuve Clicquot (Widow Clicquot), not only was the 27-year-old the first woman to run a Champagne house, she is also credited with creating the first known blended rosé champagne by blending still red and white champagne wines. This process is still used today by the majority of champagne producers. She’s also said to have invented the riddling process to clarify Champagne. Madame Clicquot became known to her peers as “La Grande Dame” of Champagne.

The modern-day Maison of Veuve Clicquot owns one of the finest champagne vineyards, both in terms of its size and the quality of its vines. Its 390 hectares are divided between 12 of the 17 Grands Crus, and between 20 of the 44 Premiers Crus that constitute the entire Champagne region.

In July 2010, some bottles of Veuve Clicquot Champagne were discovered in a shipwreck off the Åland archipelago between Sweden and Finland. Although the bubbles had almost completely disappeared, the wine was unexpectedly unspoilt after spending 170 years under the sea.

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Veuve Clicquot
Veuve Clicquot
City: Reims (ZIP Code 51100)
Location: Marne, Grand Est
Country: France
Phone: (+33) 326 895 440
http://www.veuve-clicquot.com