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La Grande Dame Rosé 2008

La Grande Dame Rosé 2008

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La Grande Dame

Audacious character

A tribute to Madame Clicquot
First launched in 1972 for Veuve Clicquot’s bicentennial, the rare and remarkable La Grande Dame champagne is a tribute to Madame Clicquot. And it has never been more audacious than the 2008 vintage!

An audacious wine signature

Pinot Noir predominant
"My vision is to bring La Grande Dame towards the finesse and elegance that the Pinot Noir offers us in these Grands Crus.
In a way, this is the Veuve Clicquot twist: to combine depth and silkiness with lightness and elegance in this exceptional cuvée."
Dominique Demarville
Cellar Master of Veuve Clicquot
La Grande Dame Rosé 2008 features 14% Pinot Noir red wine from the Clos Colin in Bouzy, one of the most historical plots in the Veuve Clicquot vineyard.
The Cellar Master’s blend for La Grande Dame Rosé 2008 features 92% Pinot Noir from Veuve Clicquot’s historical Grands Crus in Aÿ, Ambonnay, Bouzy, Verzy and Verzenay.
The 8% Chardonnay is from the House’s Grand Cru in Le-Mesnil-sur-Oger.

An audacious blend

92% Pinot Noir
92%

An audacious legacy

Intro

When Madame Clicquot took the reins of the House in 1805, she became one of the first businesswomen of modern times. Called la Grande Dame of Champagne by her peers, she led a life defined by her audacious, courageous choices such as shipping her excellent champagne around the world.
 
Madame Clicquot’s innovative spirit led to many “firsts” in champagne: the first-known vintage champagne (1810), the riddling table (1816), and the first-known blended rosé champagne (1818).

Tasting notes

La Grande Dame Rosé 2008 offers a beautiful pink gold with light copper hues.
It is full-bodied and smooth, then becomes refined with fresh aromas. The Pinot Noir’s generosity resonates beautifully after a slow and long aging in the Veuve Clicquot cellars. The wine shows powerful notes of red fruits (raspberry and strawberry), combined with citrus notes (blood orange, grapefruit), and finally holds a perfect balance between subtle and spicy with notes of red berries, rooibos tea and fine leather.
The attack is delicate and smooth. In full harmony with the nose, fruit outshines the palate and presents intensity in red and black fruits (cherry, strawberry, blackberry and blackcurrant). The strength and youth are carved by long aging notes, dried flowers and smoky notes, presenting an incredible complexity which is worthy of the best Pinot Noir of Champagne.

Robe

  • Shiny with golden highlights
  • Shimmery, very thin bubbles

Aromas

  • Mineral and floral
  • Fresh fruits
  • Toasted notes
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Food pairing

Suggestions

  • Beef
  • Ravioli with prawns
  • Lamb
  • Stuffed tomatoes

Clicquot Gourmand

The traditionally revolutionized Veuve Clicquot House.

Technical identity

StructureReservewinesRedwinesDosageFreshnessFruitiness
Structure
Pinot Noir
92%
Fruitiness
Meunier
0%
Freshness
Chardonnay
8%
Reserve wines
Blend
0%
Red wines
Clos Colin Pinot Noir
14%
Dosage
Brut
6G/L
Serving temperature
10-12
Ageing potential
15
Years
Blend
6
Crus
  • Grands crus
  • Premiers crus
  • Other crus

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