Vintage Rich 2008

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Vintage Champagnes

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 2008

As with every vintage, this wine is a reflection of the year's weather and climate. 2008 ended wonderfully with the grapes maturing in ideal conditions.
Intro

The harvests, grouped together throughout Champagne, took place between mid-September and early October, in perfect weather. The quality of this harvest was exceptional, with great potential for aging.Naturally then, 2008 was declared a Veuve Clicquot Vintage, the third in the decade following 2002 and 2004 and the House's 65th since its first Vintage of 1810.

New to this 2008 Vintage: 5% of the wines were produced and aged in wooden casks from forests in Central France, from Allier and Vosges. This was to increase the complexity and aromatic richness of our Vintages, our gourmet wines. These cask-aged wines constitute the spices of the blend. Their aromas are very lightly woody, vanilla and toasted aromas.

Tasting notes

On the palate, the taste is clean and gentle. In perfect harmony with the nose, aromas of flowers and white fruits bring tremendous freshness that combines perfectly with the full and round character of its sweet pastry aromas (apple, Mirabelle plum tart). Its careful dosage creates a perfect balance of vivacity and creaminess on the palate that leads into a refined finish.

Robe

  • Clear, brilliant, gold color glitters
  • Fine and voluptuous effervescence

Aromas

  • Delicate floral fragrances
  • Freshness of white fruit aromas (pear, apple)
  • Rich notes of more fleshy fruits
  • (Mirabelle plum, peach, mango)
Champagne

Food pairing

Suggestions

  • Pineapple fritters
  • Foie gras bonbons
  • Brioche pudding with exotic fruit

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Technical identity

StructureReservewinesRedwinesDosageFreshnessFruitiness
Structure
Pino Noir
61%
Fruitiness
Meunier
5%
Freshness
Chardonnay
34%
Reserve wines
None
0%
Red wines
None
0%
Dosage
Sec
32 G/L
Serving temperature
10-12
Ageing potential
From now until
2030
Blend
8
crus
  • Grands crus
  • Premiers crus
  • Other crus