Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin is a French Champagne house based in Reims, specializing in premium products. It was founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot and today is one of the largest champagne houses in the world. Madame Clicquot, the widow of Philippe, is credited with major breakthroughs, creating the first known vintage champagne in 1810, and inventing the riddling table process to clarify champagne in 1816. In 1818, she invented the first known blended Rosé champagne by blending still red and white champagne wines. This process is still used today by the majority of champagne producers. Made of about 50% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier and 30% Chardonnay, with 25-35% Reserve wines for complexity, the Veuve Clicquot Rosé is dry, elegant and generous with wild strawberry, raspberry, almond and brioche notes.
|Region||France, Champagne, Reims|
Wine & Spirits"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."
Wine SpectatorThere's a smoky underpinning to this firm rosé, with the lively bead carrying delicate flavors of white raspberry, toast, orange peel and ground ginger.
VinousSalmon skin color. Energetic, floral nose offers finely etched apple and pomegranate scents, along with delicate mineral and jasmine nuances. Dry, stony and fresh, with precise, fairly deep pear, rhubarb and subtle red berry flavors. Finishes on a dusty, mineral note, with very good length.