Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rosé 2012
In 2022, Veuve Clicquot reveals this 9th edition of La Grande Dame Rosé, an exceptional and rare wine.
In 1818, Madame Clicquot crafted the first known "rosé d'assemblage" champagne by blending some of her Bouzy red wines with her white wines. La Grande Dame Rosé respects her vision with 90% of Pinot Noir coming from the historic Grands Crus of our terroir as well as a red wine added to the blend from a single parcel: the Parcelle 'Clos Colin' located in Bouzy, a Grand Cru terroir.
More than 200 years ago, Madame Clicquot was already particularly fond of this grape variety which has become the signature of the House.
Delicacy, details and precision come together to form its great complexity. Pinot Noir expresses itself differntly according to its terroir, its exposure and the year of its harvest, and it consequently offers a multitude of aromatic facets.
La Grande Dame Rosé 2012 is a solaire vintage champagne, expressing a great elegance.
This cuvée has a beautiful salmon pink color and coppery sparkle. On the nose, we discover floral notes, evolving towards warmer, more spicy notes. In the mouth, after a sharp attack, it is elegant and silky. It's a complex, lively wine, with a pleasing and lasting finish.
La Grande Dame Rosé 2012 is a solaire vintage champagne, expressing a great elegance. This cuvée has a beautiful salmon pink color and coppery sparkle. On the nose, we discover floral notes, evolving towards warmer, more spicy notes. In the mouth, after a sharp attack, it is elegant and silky. It's a complex, lively wine, with a pleasing and lasting finish.
Each step of the wine production process is meticulously conducted to ensure that the vines are treated with the utmost care and that the production processes have as little impact as possible in terms of consumption, emissions and waste. As a major international player in the luxury sector and due to the exceptional nature of its legacy, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin’s responsibility is considerable. Fully aware of the importance of its role, the House has been implementing an active approach in all aspects of its business for over fifteen years, from the work in the vineyard to the distribution of its wines.
We are able to maintain our quality thanks to our longstanding supplier relationships. In fact, there are some families that have given grapes to Veuve Clicquot for more than six generations; we are very attached to the relationship of proximity and loyalty. This continual development of our supply could not be accomplished without the help of a service uniquely dedicated to our Partners. The "Supply and Vineyard Relations" service is composed of ten people on the ground that work towards this end.
In 1999 , Veuve Clicquot was the first Maison to set up a technical department dedicated to its grape suppliers. Naturally, this team now is working to implement a Champagne Sustainable Viticulture with our Partners. By leveraging our passion and expertise, our technicians crisscross Champagne to meet with other winemakers, always advancing towards an ever more respectful common viticulture for our land, air and water.