Description of Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old
Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old (Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir)
TASTING NOTES OF Veuve Cliquot Extra Brut Extra Old:
- View: intense golden reflections, fine bubbles and a delicate rosary.
- Nose: ripe fruits of bone, delicate notes of yeast, candied lemon, toasted aromas.
- Mouth: powerful attack, elegant, pure, mineral and freshness.
GRAPES: Pinot Noir (50- 55%), Pinot Meunier (15-20%), Chardonnay (28-33%).
PAIRING: aged cheese, sea bass, crayfish, veal and mushrooms.
TEMPERATURE: 10-12 °C
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%
How to serve
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.More about the Winery