Veuve Clicquot, in compliance with the regulations of the Comité Interprofessionnel des Vins de Champagne, records the dates of harvest for each grape variety, cru by cru.
Therefore, each plot is harvested in a thoroughly precise order.
Over 50 plots, representative of the totality of the Veuve Clicquot vineyards, are analyzed twice a week for over 4 or 5 weeks, to assess the maturation process of their grapes.
This process enables a full understanding of the grapes’ characteristics to plan for the impending harvest.
Tasting the berries is an equally important task to determine the maturity of the grapes.
Each vine is tasted so as to determine the order it should be harvested, and in which order of the various terroirs.