Champagne Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec
The Veuve Clicquot is after Moet & Chandon the most drunk champagne brut in the world. In 1805, the 27-year-old widow Clicquot took over the management of the house founded in Reims in 1772 and became one of the first businesswomen in history. This brave and far-sighted woman introduced the world to her champagne. Know-how & craftsmanship: For more than 200 years, the house has lived up to its own motto: 'There is only one quality, the best'.
A consistent style: complex & powerful with mainly Pinot Noir. With a unique yellow house style, Veuve Clicquot exudes elegant vibrancy with an edge. An ideal gift. Makes parties and special occasions even more special.
A Demi-Sec is a (semi) sweet champagne. The Veuve Cliquot is a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. The Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec has a refined balance between sweet and fruity flavors and is remarkably fresh. Ideal as an accompaniment to a fruity dessert. The wine is a beautiful yellow with deep golden highlights and fine, even bubbles. Rich in aromas of ripe fruit (candied fruit, berry liqueur) with hints of toasted bread and brioche. The wine feels soft and round and is wonderfully fresh thanks to the mild acidity. With pronounced aromas of ripe fruit.
As the taste tends towards sweet and fruity flavors, Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec goes particularly well with fruit-based desserts: pear tart, gratin aux argues, charlotte with apricots. But îles flottantes, crêpes Suzette, crème brûlée, nougat glacé or a traditional French Epiphany bread are also ideal partners for this great champagne. After extra time in the cellar (two or three years or even longer under the right conditions), Demi-Sec develops even richer notes of praline or toasted bread. Then the Champagne goes perfectly with desserts based on caramel or praline: Paris-Brest, tarte tatin, pears with caramel.
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.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Winery||Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin|
|Grape||Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir|
|Tasting Profiles||Fresh, Mineral, Tense, White fruit, Sweet|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Iets te vieren, Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Romantisch|