Champagne Veuve Clicquot, "La Grande Dame", 2006
Wine crystal clear pale gold color with jade highlights and excellent small bubbles.
Taste wine crisp and clear, perfectly balanced, lively, with a delightful silky texture and excellent structure, notes of candied fruit and almonds.
In an impressively complex aromas of wine to the fore the typical Chardonnay floral and mineral notes (acacia, ferns, chalk). Then open tone candied (citrus, apricot, quince) and sweet almond. After rotating the wine in the glass for a few minutes are rare notes of peat malt, tobacco and subtle herbal nuances.
This unique champagne can be submitted to the gourmet cuisine, lobster, truffles or black caviar, canapés, complex salads, vegetable dishes, seafood.
Champagne - a symbol of fun and joie de vivre, a grand celebration and aristocratic, a secret meeting and lovemaking. Wine "La Grande Dame", created in 2004 in honor of the great woman - Madame Clicquot. Traditions established her develop until now. Veuve Clicquot - the famous Grand Dame Champagne, having lived 89 years, died in 1866. She left his heirs a thriving business and gave the world a real masterpiece of winemaking in Champagne.
At the beginning of the last century, experts Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin devoted most beautiful Madame Clicquot champagne "La Grande Dame", which was created by the technology of the XIX century blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Vintage 2004 - a unique wine, a blend that is created from grapes harvested from 8 historic Grand Cru. This wine has a clean, sophisticated, elegant taste, impressive, complex, layered flavor and incredible storage capacity.
The founder of the famous wine today houses Clicquot was Monsieur Philippe Clicquot, registered enterprises under his own name in 1772. And after 3 years at the court of the consumer were presented the first bottle of pink champagne. Family business eventually inherited Francois Clicquot, who in 1798 married Nicole Ponsardin. It is this fragile woman, widowed at age 27, had to lead the management of the company. Madame Barbe Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, which later became known as the "Great lady of Champagne", proved to be a very talented director. She managed to Wine House Clicquot, received in 1810 the official name of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, make a symbol of prestige.
Thanks to the efforts of Madame Clicquot world got clear sparkling champagne, which previously had been precipitate and turbid. It has been developed and successfully applied the new technology according to which a bottle of wine was placed in several stages in a vertical position. Yeast sediment accumulated in the neck, it was then frozen and easily remove ice plug. The basic principles of this method (remuage) are used and are currently in the production of champagne. Besides taking care of the excellent quality of the wine produced, Madame Clicquot buy the best vineyards are located in the county, and constantly monitor their condition.
In 1814, the House Clicquot Champagne first appeared in Russia and immediately captured the Russian capital thanks to the perfect flavor, purity and playfulness. None of the big ball in St. Petersburg did not do without this sparkling beverage that has become so popular that was marked by AS Pushkin in his poetry. Starting from 1815, the supply of champagne Clicquot in Russia are growing rapidly and after 5 years, they already account for about 65% of exports, confirming the fact that during this period the secular society in Russia has become the most devoted admirers Clicquot champagne house.
Today the House of Veuve Clicquot vineyards cover an area of 286 hectares, which grow Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Of them, and provide a range of magnificent champagne "Veuve Clicquot", which includes wines with different sugar content: brut, sec and demi-sec. Currently famous brand "Veuve Clicquot" in terms of sales, which is 12 million bottles a year, ranked 2nd in the world and are exported to 110 countries.