La Grande Dame

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Created in 1972 to celebrate the bicentenary of the House, La Grande Dame is a tribute to Madame Clicquot also known as ‘La Grande Dame de la Champagne’. An exclusive blend of eight of our historical Grands Crus, it is a mineral and fresh expression of the Veuve Clicquot style.


La Grande Dame 2006 is an exclusive blend of our eight classic Grands Crus: Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir (53%); Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger for the Chardonnay (47%).

The grape harvest of 2006The winter was particularly cold and long. The spring was mixed, but with good conditions for budding.  The flowers opened in late June, in what was unseasonally hot weather. The summer was chaotic, with an August worthy of late autumn.  Fortunately, the vines were able to draw on their reserves, to produce an abundant yield of superb quality.

Therefore, between 14 and 29 September, we harvested a very fine crop of grapes. At the very end of picking, Botrytis struck, though it had no impact on the quality of the harvest. An effective sorting operation was carried out. 

The Pinot Noir wines are fruity and full-bodied; the Chardonnay wines are of considerable distinction. The red wines of Clos Colin in Bouzy offer a superb balance, with a rich, crisp fleshiness.

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Intense colour with copper glints.

Shimmery, very thin bubbles


Saline and mineral

Red fruits

Toasted notes

In the mouth, it is plump and full of substance. The texture is crisp and silky. The tannins are still present, calling for a cuisine with texture to bring out the best in this wine. The finish is long and coats the palate. The tannins are already very well integrated and can be expected to blend in still further over the coming years.


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Episode #3 : Philippe Thieffry, Head of oenology

Episode #3 : Philippe Thieffry, Head of oenology

Philippe has been the head of oenology since 1985, overseeing wine blend creations for the House. Winemaking is his passion, and the team is always striving to do better while it consistently maintains quality. There are days that they taste up to fifty different wines in order to define the Clicquot style; this style is the identity of the House, passed on from harvest to harvest, from one generation to the next. Discover Philippe’s story.

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Grande Dame Rosé 2006