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.

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La Grande Dame, the window of excellence of Veuve Clicquot

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Veuve Clicquot presence in Grand Cru terroirs dates back to 1760.

Madame Clicquot knew she needed the best grapes to produce the best champagne. Thanks to her extraordinary intuition, she identified a few parcels which turned out to be some of the best in the region. She then acquired prestigious parcels like Verzenay, Verzy and Bouzy, now all classified as Grand Cru, and used in the blend of La Grande Dame.

La Grande Dame Rosé 2008

Precision
Silkiness
Complexity
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.

Rating & Reviews
La Grande Dame Rosé 2008

94/100 points
“A ration tension with vivid acidity and an underlying streak of minerality, yet this is elegant overall, with a finely detailed mousse and well-meshed flavors of ripe raspberry, nectarine, Earl Grey tea and biscuit”
93/100 points
“The wine’s acidity and crisp edge make a good contrast to the full-bodied character. Drink now”

Tasting notes
La Grande Dame Rosé 2008

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.
Agreements mets & wine
  • Beef
  • Ravioli with prawns
  • Lamb
  • Stuffed tomatoes

Technical identity
La Grande Dame Rosé 2008

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

La Grande Dame by Baccarat, a symbol of exceptional French know-how.

Madame Clicquot led her worldwide empire from the tip of her pen. She sent out by mail her instructions to her agents and replied to her customers, whom she called her friends.

Maison Veuve Clicquot is proud to unveil La Grande Dame by Baccarat, an inkwell inspired by this epistolary legacy. These two Houses, ambassadors of unique know-how, driven by a passion for creation and by a quest for excellence, have worked together to create a piece that symbolizes exceptional French craftsmanship.

Each of the fifteen pieces, signed and numbered by Baccarat, is unique and delivered with six bottles of La Grande Dame: 1989, 2004 and 2008, in both Brut & Brut Rosé. Vintages chosen by Maison Veuve Clicquot for their remarkable quality. When opened, the inkwell reveals a black and golden pewter champagne bucket, ready to welcome the collection of La Grande Dame wines. The base contains a set of four Baccarat crystal glasses and a drawer that turns into a leather-covered serving tray.