Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Art 2012
LA GRANDE DAME IS A TRIBUTE TO MADAME CLICQUOT AND TO THE CREATIVE AND ELEGANT SOULS WHO HAVE FOLLOWED IN HER FOOTSTEPS
A wine to reflect the image of La Grande Dame herself. Madame Clicquot used her determination, intuition and vision to choose and aquire exceptional grand crus parcels with exceptional grapes.
Madame Clicquot believed that Pinot Noir had the broadest range of expression and potential to create the best champagne. Pinot Noir demands the very finest expertise from the Cellar Master and the winemaking team. Delicate, Pinot Noir also poses a challenge to those working in the vineyard. The Pinot Noir grape expresses itself differently depending on its terroir, exposure and the specific year’s harvest conditions.
La Grande Dame 2012 blend is made mainly from grapes from historical Grands Crus vineyards, among the most prestigious in Champagne. Pinot Noir dominates the blend at 90%, magnified by 10% Chardonnay, with grapes from Aÿ, Verzenay, Verzy, Ambonnay, Bouzy. The 10% Chardonnay comes from the Grands Crus Avize and Mesnil-sur-Oger.
Initial notes of white ﬂowers on the nose, such as jasmine, honeysuckle and vine ﬂowers can be felt and then opens with fruitier nuances of apple, pear and peach. A few notes of fresh almond and frangipane complete the bouquet. In the mouth, the cuvée reveals more complex aromas: dried apricot, hazelnuts, honey and sugar candy. Silky textures give the wine its personality, elegance and character. The aging has imparted particular depth and power to the wine.
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