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ORIGAMI ON ICE RESTYLED FOR VEUVE CLICQUOT ROSÉ CHAMPAGNE
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin’s innovative Clicq’Up Yellow, the first foldable Champagne bucket, is now restyled for Rosé. The ingenious expandable bucket now blushes under a layer of sophisticated floral graphics as it shifts from its pocket-sized starting point to its full-sized finish. You can travel light, and still chill your bubbly in high style.
With its rich history of innovation begun by Madame Clicquot herself, Veuve Clicquot is proud to introduce this masterwork of design.
Inspired by origami, emerging designer Mathias van de Walle imagined the Clicq’Up as a playful, portable item to help you open, use and carry a Veuve Clicquot Champagne bucket. It can even be folded flat for easy transport and storage. The Clicq’Up is truly a homage to Veuve Clicquot’s culture of creativity.
Pull the Clicq’Up from its custom designed box, where it is tucked sleekly beside the Rosé Label bottle. Unfold the Clicq’Up and pull it open. Press in the sides and slide your bottle inside, adding ice and water. Wait for your Champagne to chill, and then enjoy the Rosé blend of classic House-style Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay, and round, fruity Pinot Meunier, deepened with a dash of rich red – extracted from black grapes grown and selected exclusively for Veuve Clicquot Rosé.
Like this unique bubbly, the fully waterproof Clicq’Up is only available from Veuve Clicquot, the inventor of Rosé Champagne in 1775. It can be used for at least 3-4 occasions.
Investing in the future of design, Veuve Clicquot worked with up-and-coming Belgian designer Mathias van de Walle and the Japanese art direction duo Erotyka. The floating floral world that artfully graces the Rosé Clicq’Up is a reinterpretation of the “Veuve Clicquot” Chrysanthemum that was grown for and dedicated to the Maison Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin in 1891. This graphic bouquet combines shades of pink, blue, violet, and the iconic bright yellow hue that represents the House of Veuve Clicquot. Each flower is unique, offering a different view from every angle. It is the ideal reflection of the classic House style, where softness, roundness and freshness blend with depth, intensity and power.
The Veuve Clicquot House: Only One Quality, The Finest
Champagne is a wine of legend. The entire history of the Veuve Clicquot House is marked by mythical wines, all of which respect the demand for quality that was the force that drove Madame Clicquot.
For over two centuries, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin has been true to its founder’s motto: “Only on quality, the finest”. Madame Clicquot, known as the “Grande Dame de la Champagne”, took over the reins of business established in 1772, by her father in law, Philippe Clicquot, and expanded it throughout Europe even to Russia. As a clever, energetic woman with a lively mind, she proved determined and courageous in adversity to become one of the first businesswomen of modern times. From that time on, the House never faltered.
A short lineage of just 10 Cellar Masters has led this quest for quality, thereby ensuring the continuity of the Veuve Clicquot style: strength and complexity.
Why Veuve Clicquot Privileges Excellence And Quality
• Only the juice from the cuvee (the first – and most noble – pressing) is used.
• The predominance of Pinot Noir in the blend and the use of between 25 and 40% of reserve wines.
• Veuve Clicquot wines contain very little dosing liqueur: Each Champagne house is free to choose the amount of sugar used in dosing. The Veuve Clicquot Brut Carte Jaune contains 9 to 11 grams of sugar per litre. This light dosage allows the House’s emblematic wine to fully express the values that characterize the Veuve Clicquot style: powerful and complex.
• Malolactic fermentation: Although not mandatory in the Champagne method, this fermentation reduces the wine’s acidity. Veuve Clicquot systematically performs this fermentation for each of its wines.
• An extended ageing period: Veuve Clicquot non-vintage wines are aged for a minimum of 30 months in the cellars, twice as long as the standards enforced by Champagne regulations. The vintage wines are carefully cellared for five to ten years.
• In 1816 Madame Clicquot invented the first riddling table resulting in a champagne without sediments.
• The “Maison des Archives” in Reims has records of Madame Clicquot’s correspondence and most of the company’s papers stretching back 230 years.
• Veuve Clicquot was a pioneer in the domain of rosé champagne - being the first to commercialise it as early as September 1775.
• The hallmark of a Great Champagne House, Veuve Clicquot champagne reveals great complexity under perfect control. Predominantly Pinot Noir, the structure is so typically Clicquot, with a touch of Pinot Meunier rounding out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse essential in a perfectly balanced wine revealing great complexity and perfect control.
Brut Yellow Label
A champagne house is judged primarily on the quality of its Brut non-vintage, which, more than any other wine reveals its art of assemblage. Powerful and complex, the Brut Yellow ensures continuity of the House style and offers an "aromatic" rare brand remembered for long.
Just three years following its foundation, the House of Clicquot began illustrating its innovative spirit in 1775 by signing the very first bottle of rosé in the history of Champagne.
In 1818, the House broke away from other rosés produced by macerating black grapes in white wine, and created the Rosé Veuve Clicquot by blending red wines with white wines. Elegant and fruity, this wine frees the senses, charms the eye and ravishes the palate. Proudly bearing the imperial red signature of Madame Clicquot, it promises moments of sheer pleasure
Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec is one of the House’s grand classics. During the 19th century, and up until the early 20th century, consumer tastes ran towards sweeter champagnes, those with a higher dosage of liqueur. Thanks to its exquisite balance, Demi-Sec is the ideal champagne to serve with dessert.
The term vintage in Champagne describes wines blended from grapes harvested in the same vintage or exceptional year. The Veuve Clicquot House signed the first Vintage wine to be produced in Champagne in 1810, thereafter becoming famous for its mythical wines.
The quality of the harvest is not the only specification; a vintage champagne requires all the talent and vision of the Cellar Master in order to create an extraordinary wine that will be secreted away in the cellars before finally being offered to the world. Each Veuve Clicquot Vintage wine must meet two requirements: it must have a unique personality and it must respect the House style.
Veuve Clicquot Cave Privée is the fruit of the mad audacity, intuition, passion and drive of the House winemakers who have produced more than 30 years of vintage wines. Guided by the crazy dream of being able to one day offer an exceptional champagne to wine lovers the world over, they have orchestrated the development of each vintage, taking care to respect and enhance the distinctive personality of each one. Today, Cellar Master Dominique Demarville opens the doors to the Veuve Clicquot "Cave Privée": a unique collection of rare, meticulously selected vintages.
Jeroboam, Magnum or bottle – Vintage Brut and Vintage Rosé - each of the numbered bottles of the Veuve Clicquot Cave Privée collection conveys an inimitable interpretation of an exceptional year. Each Vintage of the Veuve Clicquot Cave Privée collection has undergone a bespoke disgorging and dosage, calculated in line with the year and size of the bottle. Thanks to the many bottle sizes, a single
Veuve Clicquot Cave Privée Vintage can offer a large range of subtle variations.
A rare pleasure and an unparalleled tasting experience.
La Grande Dame
Born of a tradition of excellence and the weight of time, the prestigious Grande Dame is the ultimate expression of the Veuve Clicquot style. Tailor-made in 1972 to celebrate the House’s bicentennial, this masterpiece was christened La Grande Dame in tribute to Madame Clicquot...
Bearing the name bestowed on Madame Clicquot as a mark of respect and recognition by her peers in Champagne, La Grande Dame cuvée is the very symbol of the driving force that guided Madame Clicquot throughout her life: an obsessive search for quality. Known among connoisseurs as one of the finest champagnes in the world, it's the pride and joy of the Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin. Ethereal, free and original, the Grande Dame teases aficionados with its rarity, making an appearance only when nature offers a concordance of perfect conditions. This work of art has given command performances for the most demanding connoisseurs in the form of exceptional Brut vintages in 1995, 1996 and 1998, and Rosé vintages in 1995 and 1998.
The House Vineyards
Beginning with the Bouzy vineyards that originally belonged to founder Philippe Clicquot, Madame Clicquot built up the Veuve Clicquot property through determination, intuition and acumen to make it one of the foremost vineyards in all of Champagne.
The Veuve Clicquot vineyards cover 515 hectares, of which 485 hectares are in production, to supply grapes to the House. The productive vineyards are split between land belongng to Veuve Clicquot (360 hectares) itself and land owned by the LVMH group (125 hectares). It spreads over the very best Champagne growth areas: 12 of the 17 Grands Crus and 19 of the 44 Premiers Crus. The vineyards boast an exceptional average classification of close to 97%, a ranking that is based on the winegrowing properties of the terroir and the quality of the grapes produced.
The vines are mostly planted on the hillside where the soil is the shallowest and exposure to the sun is at a maximum.
Our vineyards are planted in white grapes (Chardonnay - 47%) and two varieties of black grapes that render a colourless juice (Pinot Noir – 42% and Pinot Meunier - 11%). Vinestocks are determined for each vineyard depending on the soil, climate and sun exposure
Who was the first to think of using the old quarries to stock champagne bottles? Although it is difficult to say, Veuve Clicquot did take advantage of the opportunity to increase cellaring space for its wines. In 1909, the House bought some magnificent chalk cellars, located on the Saint-Nicaise hills, which today enjoy new life as ageing cellars.
A labyrinth of shadow and light, pale walls scored by the marks of their creators, these chalk cellars serve as a silent host to the very best vintages.... Stretching over more than 24 kilometres under the Champagne soil, the chalk tunnels form a monument in tribute to the House. It is here that visitors from the world over come to discover the history and savoir-faire of Veuve Clicquot.
Discover The Symbols Behind The House of Veuve Clicquot
The anchor, the Christian symbol for hope and rigour, was chosen in 1798 by Philippe Clicquot, the founder of the House, as the cork brand, the only distinguishing mark in the era before labels. As a symbol of hope, the anchor was a perfect emblem for a young entrepreneur with faith in the prosperity of his newly founded business. Madame Clicquot continued to use the same cork brand when she took over the running of the House in 1805. In keeping the anchor emblem throughout the centuries, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin remains faithful to the signs and symbols of its roots.
In what many took as a sign predicting an excellent harvest year, a comet shot across the Champagne sky in 1811. Madame Clicquot used grapes from this “comet harvest” to make the exceptional Vins de la Comète, which would forge the House’s reputation for excellence throughout the world.
Much like a lucky star, the symbol of the comet has remained to watch over the destiny of the House of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin.
The Yellow Label
Between 1860 and 1870, the House entered a new era in systematizing the practice of dressing bottles. In 1873, a vintage wine receives a "special dressing": a yellow label. In 1876, the vintage Dry British market is too yellow ... the yellow is the mark of special vintages of dry wine (or dry) for the Anglo-Saxon market. The fold is taken, agents and customers requiring this distinctive original. The yellow label "V. Clicquot P. Werle is filed by Edouard Werle February 12, 1877. The dark color will gradually so that the difference between the two types of wine, Dry or raw, or more easily perceived by leaders in the dark cellar. By 1945, won the yellow labels on the pulse of crude Bertrand de Mun ... and remains a leading brand immediate recognition of bottles of the house!
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