2015 Champagne Veuve Clicquot Vintage Blanc

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Champagne
Winery Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin
Year 2015
Grape Chardonnay Pinot Meunier Pinot Noir
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2032
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Veuve Clicquot was founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Murion, but became famous through the continuation of the company by his son's widow ('veuve') Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin, in 1805. She was a formidable and innovative woman. Her motto 'only one quality, the finest' is still leading for Veuve Clicquot, the second largest champagne house in the world. Madame Clicquot, La Grande Dame, has brought about many groundbreaking innovations in the champagne world, such as the first rosé and first vintage champagnes. The 'pupitre' is also an invention of her hand; in this table with oblique holes, the bottle could be placed in such a way that by regularly turning, the rémuage, the yeast sediment sinks to the neck. The champagnes have a full, rich and powerful character.

Champagnes are often made by blending various vintages and this is how the good houses try to make a consistent quality. If a vintage was very nice and becomes even more complex due to extra aging, then this is called a vintage champagne and the champagne also gets a vintage. In this case, this applies to the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Blanc from the year 2015.

The Veuve Clicquot Vintage Blanc of 2015 is the successor of Vintage 2002, 2004 and 2008, 2012 and is therefore the fifth Vintage champagne from Veuve Clicquot in this decade. It has an assembly of approximately 51% pinot noir, 34% chardonnay and 15% pinot meunier. For the first time since the 1960s, oak barrels have been used to age a small part (5%) of the wine. The grapes in this champagne come from just 17 vineyards, all of which are Premier or Grand Cru classified. With a dosage of 8 grams per liter and years of aging, this is a great champagne and is also packaged in a beautiful gift box. in the glass the wine has a clear, fresh color with a golden shine. In the nose we smell aromas of citrus and roasted pear with hints of roasted nuts. On the palate, the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Blanc 2015 is subtle and mineral with a fruity tight finish. Delicious with dishes with fish, crustaceans and shellfish

Vineyard for 2015 Champagne Veuve Clicquot Vintage Blanc

Today's Maison van Veuve Clicquot has one of the finest champagne vineyards, both in the size and quality of the vines. The 390 hectares are spread over 12 of the 17 Grands Crus and between 20 of the 44 Premiers Crus that make up the entire Champagne region. This exceptional heritage has been built up over the centuries, based on the plots first laid out by the founder and supplemented by later owners. Veuve Clicquot bears Madame Clicquot's casual territorial mark.

While the latter represents only a quarter of the total area of ​​the vines in the entire Champagne region. The grape variety of each plot is determined by assessing the soil, climate, and exposure. The Veuve Clicquot vineyard consists of 47% Chardonnay grapes, 36% Pinot Noir and 17% Pinot Meunier. Clicquot's vines are usually located on gently sloping hillsides allowing the vines to take advantage of shallow soil and maximum exposure to sunlight. Since its inception, the Maison de Veuve Clicquot has also built a strong partnership with its fellow winegrowers in Champagne. These suppliers of grapes and white wines contribute to the consistent quality of the Veuve Clicquot wines.

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Champagne
Winery Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin
Grape Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Year 2015
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2032
Alcohol % 12.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling Yes
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 94
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Fresh, Mineral, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Cadeau!, Iets te vieren, Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Romantisch
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