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Distinctive and powerful, each Vintage is the unique expression of a single harvest chosen for its remarkable quality and loyalty to the House’s style. Vintages with exceptional qualities and unparalleled aging potential are carefully preserved for decades at the heart of Veuve Clicquot’s chalk cellars in Reims, making up the Cave Privée.

VINTAGE RICH 2004

The "Rich" name first appeared in Maison Veuve Clicquot's archives in 1876 to refer to wines destined for the United Kingdom, distinguishing them from "dry" wines. In 1995, Jacques Péters recreated a Vintage Rich based on the 1988 Vintage, which at the time was sweetened with a "dosage" (mixture of sugar and Champagne wine) of 35 g/L. Produced only during exceptional years, Vintage Rich fascinated the gastronomic world and inspired the richest and most creative flavor combinations.

Loyal to the Vintage tradition at Veuve Clicquot, with its aromatic power and richness, Vintage Rich 2004 boasts a smooth and silky structure.

Exceptional weather conditions in September 2004 brought all of the grapes to optimum ripeness. Between September 23 and October 13, we harvested some beautiful grapes in a perfect state of health. The musts were wonderfully balanced. With an average alcohol content of 9.8% and total acidity of 7.3 g/L, the 2004 vintage has excellent aging potential.

Vintage Rich 2004 is an exclusive blend of about twenty Grands Crus and Premiers Crus. Its composition is as follows: 62% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 8 % Meunier. The dosage of 28 g/L added when disgorging results in a very complex aromatic palette.

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TASTING NOTES

ROBE

Beautiful yellow color and golden highlights

Fine and regular sparkle

AROMAS

Ripe yellow fruits, exotic fruits and preserved ci

Acacia honey and dried fruits (almonds)

Grilled brioche and dried flowers

After a smooth, supple attack on the palate, Vintage Rich 2004 is remarkably full-bodied, supported by the strength of the pinot noir, with aromas of ripe fruit and pastries. The perfectly balanced liqueuring gives a silky, creamy texture in the mouth, while the finish is fresh and long-lasting.

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Episode #2 : Marie-Pascale, Manual dressing

Episode #2 : Marie-Pascale, Manual dressing

Marie-Pascale was born and raised in Champagne, as were her parents. She works in the specialty bottle-labeling workshop, meticulously dressing the most distinguished bottles of the House – often by hand. This job is a true art form that can employ leather, plated gold, or other high-end materials. The first thing you notice about champagne is its bottle – so it must be perfect – to represent the quality of Veuve Clicquot. Discover Marie-Pascale’s story.

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