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 2008

Harmony
Silkiness
Roundness
One of the finest Champagne vintages. La Grande Dame 2008 is elegant, rich and complex. Beautiful mature aromas such as dried fruits, praline, quince paste and truffle open the door to exceptional wines with an aging potential of more than 20 years. La Grande Dame to collect.

Rating & Reviews
La Grande Dame 2008

97/100 points
“A beautifully assembled mix of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay”
95/100 points
“Fresh and lasting, with hints of spice and smoke on the finish”
95/100 points
“This is a sunny and delicious 2008, with brightness infusing the wine”

Tasting notes
La Grande Dame 2008

To the eye, La Grande Dame 2008 presents a color with bright, golden glints.

The initial nose reveals a strong, aerial and delicate attack. Once opened, the wine has notes of dried fruits (almonds, figs, apricots), ripe white fruits (pears) and finishes on subtle toasted notes of hazelnut and praline. These pastry notes create a perfect balance with the freshness and clarity of the blend.

The attack in the mouth is strong and clean. La Grande Dame 2008 has a silky texture on young fruits, supported by citrus and notes of red fruits (cherry).

The Pinot Noir is extraordinarily distinguished by its freshness, minerality and power. La Grande Dame 2008 is a perfect balance of complexity, structure and power.

These characteristics unite to create an elegant balance of freshness and structure, highlighted by a perfect dosage (6 g/l) that resonates with the potential of this vintage.
Agreements
mets & wine
  • Oysters
  • Fish tartare
  • Scallops
  • Caviar
  • Chicken with sesame

Technical identity
La Grande Dame 2008

92%
Structure
Pinot Noir
6G/L
Dosage
Brut
8%
Freshness
Chardonnay
Serving temperature
10-12
Ageing potential
More than
20
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.