Veuve Clicquot Vintage Reserve Rosé Champagne 2008 75cl

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Country France
Champagne Type Non Vintage Brut
Region Champagne
Brand Veuve Clicquot
Grape Variety Pinot Noir / Pinot Meunier / Chardonnay
Size 75cl
ABV 12.5%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2008
Maturity Drink or keep
Style Full-bodied, structured and energetic
Food Match Duck, Tuna, Rare Lamb, Mimolette cheese, Black fruits

As with every Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rose champagne, Pinot Noir dominates. This wine is an attractive, rosy pink colour with deep, gold-bronze reflections, a gentle and persistent string of very delicate bubbles forms, exploding on the surface lasting through to a full and voluminous finish.

The nose is frank, fine and pure. It begins first with the aromas of fresh red fruits (strawberry, raspberry, cherry) combined with citrus fruit fragrances (grapefruit) that match perfectly with the lightly spiced notes of cinnamon and vanilla revealed once allowed to breathe. Finally, dried fruit and brioche notes delicately add to the richness and complexity of its aromas.

A perfect reflection of the nose, the clear, taut flavour moves into a more fully-bodied, structured and energetic palate. Its minerality reveals generous red fruit aromas from the Pinot Noir (Morello cherry) combined with notes of slightly candied citrus fruit from the Chardonnay. Hints of sweet pastries point to the wine's long and slow maturation on lees. Lastly, marrying with the juicy freshness of the fruit, the power of the tannins is perfectly balanced, leading to a delicate and silky finish of surprising length.

As with every vintage, this wine is a reflection of the year's weather and climate. 2008 ended wonderfully with the grapes maturing in ideal conditions and 2008 was declared a Veuve Clicquot Vintage, the third in the decade following 2002 and 2004 and the House's 65th since its first Vintage of 1810.

New to this 2008 Vintage is the 5% of the wines were produced and aged in wooden casks from forests in Central France, from Allier and Vosges. This was to increase the complexity and aromatic richness of these gourmet wines. These cask-aged wines act as the spices for the blend. They bring very lightly woody, vanilla and toasted aromas.

According to the house of Veuve, Champagne is a wine of legend. Driven by a desire for quality, Madame Clicquot - known as the first lady in business - ensured that only the finest wines were produced by her house. Pride in the house motto: "Only one quality, the finest" has meant that only 10 cellar masters have led the quest for quality, ensuring the continuation of the Veuve Clicquot style: strength and complexity.

In 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron established the original enterprise which eventually became the house of Veuve Clicquot. The House played an important role in establishing champagne as a favoured drink of haute bourgeoisie and nobility throughout Europe. In 1775, it was credited to be the first Champagne house to produce Rosé Champagne, using the method of adding red wine during production. It was later taken over by his widow Madame Clicquot at the age of 27 in 1810. Through determination, intuition and acumen Madame Clicquot not only created the first recorded vintage in the champagne region but built up the Veuve Clicquot property to make it one of the foremost vineyards in all of Champagne.

The 1811 comet vintage of Veuve Clicquot is theorized to have been the first truly "modern" Champagne due to the advancements in the méthode champenoise which Veuve Clicquot pioneered through the technique of remuage (secondary fermentation in the bottle.)

Since 1987 the Veuve Clicquot Company has been part of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy group of luxury brands, and today owns a controlling interest in New Zealand's Cloudy Bay Vineyards.

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.

Country Of Origin: France

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