Known in her lifetime as "the Grande Dame of Champagne", Madame Clicquot was a woman ahead of her time. When her husband died in 1805, she took over the reins at just 27 years of age, at a time when women had no place in the world of business. She was a demanding creator, tirelessly searching for only one quality, the finest. Her tenacity and instinct led her to free herself from her charted destiny.

A free and ambitious woman, she dared to say, "I wish my brand to rank first in New York like in Saint Petersburg". Today, her signature is recognized the world over as the seal of Veuve Clicquot.

This is the story of a Grande Dame, the story of a Grand Champagne.

Created in 1962 and launched in 1972 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the House, La Grande Dame is a tribute to the inspiring Madame Clicquot.

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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.

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
0%
Reserve wines
Blend
14%
Red wines
Clos Colin Pinot Noir
6G/L
Dosage
Brut
8%
Freshness
Chardonnay
0%
Fruitiness
Meunier
Serving temperature
10-12
Ageing potential
15
Years
Blend
6
Crus
  • Grands crus
  • Premiers crus
  • Other crus