The Veuve Clicquot Rich from the famous Champagne House Veuve Clicquot is a light straw yellow dry and aromatic Champagne created expressly for mixology – i.e. designed to allow anyone to create their own playful drinking experience. The House of Veuve Clicquot has developed this very versatile champagne to introduce an entirely new way to drink champagne – Mix Your Own Champagne.
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|Wine style||Sparkling white wine Brut, Metodo Champenoise.|
|Grapes||Pinot Noir 55%, Pinot Meunier 33%, Chardonnay 12%|
|Maturation||At least 12 months maturation on the lees in the bottles.|
|Bouquet||Complex bouquet of white and red fruits with hints of yeast.|
|Taste||Fruit aromas from the Pinot Noir grapes and the greater presence of Meunier emphasizes fresh, fruity, gourmand notes with elegance coming from the Chardonnay grapes.|
|Pairs with||Ideal as an aperitif and for leisurely drinking. Serve at 6-8 C.|
The vines for the Rich Champagne grow in chalky soil in the Veuve Clicquot vineyards in the hilly areas in the Champagne district. A north-facing position leaves the vines exposed to variations in the already cool climate such as frosts. The poor substrate also forces the vines find their own strength. All of which contributes to the key characteristics of the champagne – its freshness and mineral notes.
This champagne was produced according to the strict specifications for production methods for champagnes. The grapes were harvested by hand and meticulously sorted. The grapes were softly pressed and the first fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at low and controlled temperature. The second fermentation took place in the bottles in contact with the yeast for at least 12 months before final corking.
Longevity 3 years.