Veuve Clicquot


Veuve Clicquot Brut Vintage 2012 |Brut

Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot Brut Vintage 2012

Brut

$124.95

- Arguably the most famous champagne brand in the world

- A bright and fresh vintage style rated 93 points by Tyson

- Pinot noir dominant champagne from 50 to 60 grand crus

This champagne is a favourite for gifts. Bring one of these bottles to the table and be an instant hit of the party. Gift a bottle and enjoy the appreciation.

Dominique Demarville admires the 2012 season for bringing the full-bodied style that he is looking for in his vintage cuvée, with greater complexity than 2008. He vinified 11 percent in foudres to bring structure to the signature crispness and brightness of the harvest.

Veuve Clicquot’s vintage cuvées sing to the melodies of their seasons, and its 66th release plays a much deeper tune than the 2008 before it, while confidently hitting pitch-perfect high notes. It’s layered with a panoply of citrus, stone fruits and red berries, to a rich backing track of lees-derived toasted brioche and spice.

A subtle note of bitter grip and firm texture in its newly disgorged guise are well massaged by the fine, supple texture of more foudre-fermented components than ever. Long-lingering acidity and fine chalk minerality mark out a finish of excellent line and persistence. This is a vintage to drink while the euphoric soprano of 2008 contemplates its eternal endurance backstage. Tyson Stelzer

34% chardonnay, 51% pinot noir, 15% meunier; 11% vinified in oak foudres; 8g/L dosage

Arguably, the most recognizable Champagne brand in the world. The Yellow adorned on their labels – looks orange but is in fact the colour of the great Madame Clicquots’ favourite duck’s yolk. An established and major segment of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Stable, Monsieur Dominique Demarville, is only the 10th Cellar Master in 240 years at the great house. The non-vintage Clicquot has been a dinner party staple for many a year and brings with it an approachable style that has a dominance of Pinot Noir and Meunier with a large proportion of reserve wines. Look out for the non-vintage Rosé which is identical in production to its NV brother but with the addition of 12% Red wine from some of the best Grand Cru sites; Ambonnay, Bouzy, Verzy & Verzenay. The Rosé has been flying under the radar for too long and deserves your attention.

 

Technical details

34% chardonnay, 51% pinot noir, 15% meunier; 11% vinified in oak foudres; 8g/L dosage

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About the house 

Arguably, the most recognizable Champagne brand in the world. The Yellow adorned on their labels – looks orange but is in fact the colour of the great Madame Clicquots’ favourite duck’s yolk. An established and major segment of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Stable, Monsieur Dominique Demarville, is only the 10th Cellar Master in 240 years at the great house. The non-vintage Clicquot has been a dinner party staple for many a year and brings with it an approachable style that has a dominance of Pinot Noir and Meunier with a large proportion of reserve wines. Look out for the non-vintage Rosé which is identical in production to its NV brother but with the addition of 12% Red wine from some of the best Grand Cru sites; Ambonnay, Bouzy, Verzy & Verzenay. The Rosé has been flying under the radar for too long and deserves your attention.

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Earth


Chalk

Foods


Toasty Brioche

Stone Fruit


Black Cherry Plum

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Herbs & Spices


Spice