Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rose 1998
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La Grande Dame Rose 1998 has a brilliant and limpid robe, situated between copper and salmon. The first nose is already very expressive, with fruity (strawberry, pink grapefruit, quince) and spicy notes (pepper, cinnamon) at the forefront against a refined mineral background. When the wine is rotated, more gourmet aromas of fruit appear (griotte cherry and blackberry jam), interwoven with the flavour of brioche.
The extraordinary aromatic complexity of this wine becomes even more intense when tasted. In the mouth, the wine reveals aromas of griotte cherry, grenadine, and crystallized backberry, highlighted by the presence of sweet spices (vanilla), endowing La Grande Dame Roseé 1998 with an exceptional smoothness.
Due to the presence of Pinot Noir grapes, the wine's aromatic strength and impressive structure are balanced by a surprising freshness which is omnipresent from beginning to end. In fact, La Grande Dame Rose 1998 offers us a "peacock's tail" of tastes, thanks to its long finish and wide-ranging aromatic palette.
The basic blend is made up of 64% Pinot Noir grapes from the Grands Crus at Aÿ, in the Grande Vallée de la Marne, and at Verzenay, Verzy, Ambonnay and Bouzy in the Montagne de Reims. The blend also includes 36% Chardonnay grapes from three Grands Crus: Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Côte des Blancs.
In 1772, Philippe Clicquot founded a wine-making business under the name Clicquot. In 1798, his son François, who had taken over the family enterprise, married Barbe Nicole Ponsardin. At the time of François' death in 1805, the young 27-year-old widow decided to continue her husband’s legacy. A woman of vision, she became the driving force behind the prestige and success of the brand, which in 1810 was renamed Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin.
Ever in pursuit of excellence and innovation, in 1816 Madame Clicquot invented the riddling table with the aim of obtaining clarified champagnes of unrivalled quality. She became known by her contemporaries as the "Grand Dame of Champagne", in recognition of her audacity and determination. Row by row, Madame Clicquot used her skills to develop an exceptional wine-growing territory, consisting of 515 hectares in the heart of the Champagne region’s finest vineyard estates.
Today, both in France and abroad, the Veuve Clicquot brand continues to embody the values held dear by Madame Clicquot: modernity and audacity blended together with an emphasis on quality and expertise that are second to none.
La Grande Dame Rose subtly adapts the style of La Grand Dame from which it is made. The blend, including 15% of red wine, made entirely from Pinot Noir grapes from the Bouzy vineyard, brings a new facet to the complexity and richness of this cuvee. All the grapes come from Clos Colin, one of our best plots located in the heart of this Grand Cru.
With an excellent cellaring potential it will reach its peak after being cellared for several years.
Presented in a stylish black/pink Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rose branded Gift Box