Founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron, Veuve Clicquot played an important role in establishing champagne as a favored drink of the upper class throughout Europe. Philippe owned a number of vineyards decided to establish Clicquot House wines. When he passed in 1805, he left his widow, Barbe, in control of a company. Madame Clicquot became the first woman to take over a Champagne house. The French word for window is Veuve.
By 1866 Veuve Clicquot had become both a substantial Champagne house and a respected brand. Recognized by its distinctive bright yellow labels, the wine holds a royal warrant from Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label has grapes from 50 to 60 growing areas. They include approximately 55% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier and the remainder Chardonnay. Each grape helps ensure the structure, round out the blend, and provide a balanced wine’s elegance & sophistication.
The appearance of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label looks beautiful. A golden yellow color adorned with a foaming necklace of bubbles.
On the nose, it begins with hints of white fruits, followed by vanilla and brioche. Note the fine balance between the fruity aromas coming from the grape varieties and the toasty aromas following the ageing in the bottle.
On the palate, the initial sip delivers a combination of freshness and forcefulness which is synonymous with Yellow Label. This is a classic Brut Champagne.
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is an ideal aperitif or companion to a white meat, white fish or pasta dish.
You can purchase a bottle of Veuve Clicquot at your favorite Payless store for just $39.99, perfect to ring in 2016!