Veuve Clicquot Rosé NV (6 x 750mL), Champagne, France.

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

Overview

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

Region:
FRA - Champagne
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

The non-vintage edition of Veuve's Rose Champagne has plently of bold, appealing character for those that like an emphasis of fruit: red berries and red apples, sweet floral perfume and a waft of toasty autolysis. The palate has plenty of impact and mouth-filling flavours, rolling up with creamy texture and deliverying a satisfying, lip-smacking finish. Rating 92 - Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2011

This seems drier than its stablemate, the famous Yellow Label, and is the better for it. There is an urgent freshness here, driven by red currants and tight plum skin flavors. It is lively but full in the mouth, and shows just the right bottle age.Rating 91 - Wine Enthusiast

A smoky version, exhibiting light berry and watermelon notes. Quite firm, as much from the chalky sensation as from the lively acidity. Despite its lightness, this shows intensity and length. Drink now through 2011.Rating 90 - Wine Spectator

Pale yellow hue with tiny bubbles. Earthy, nutty aromas of apple cider, lemon drop, brioche, clove and coffee bean. Fresh, toasty flavors of lemon curd and a dose of minerals for balance. Flinty close.Rating 90 - The Wine News

This has the bright savor of a strawberry dipped in sea salt. It’s light, with a hint of smokiness to balance the fruit. Together with the fine bubbles, that fruit savor will clean up after cured sausages and other charcuterie.Rating 90 - Wine & Spirits

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright salmon pink.

Aroma

Rich, elegant aromas of fresh red berries followed by sweet scents of dried fruits, pastries (almond, apricto, brioche).

Palate

Vivacious, fruity and well balanced on the palate. Elegant finish.

The Blend

Made using 50 to 60 different crus, the cuvee is based on Brut Yellow Label's traditional blend: 50 to 55% Pinot Noir, 15 to 20% Pinot Meunier, and 28 to 33% Chardonnay.

Wine Background

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.