Grande Dame 2006
Grande Dame 2006

Grande Dame 2006

La Grande Dame

La Grande Dame

Created in 1972 to celebrate the bicentenary of the House, La Grande Dame is a tribute to Madame Clicquot also known as ‘La Grande Dame de la Champagne’. An exclusive blend of eight of our historical Grands Crus, it is a mineral and fresh expression of the Veuve Clicquot style.

The Cuvee

La Grande Dame 2006 is an exclusive blend of our eight classic Grands Crus: Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir (53%); Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger for the Chardonnay (47%).
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The grape harvest of 2006

The winter was particularly cold and long. The spring was mixed, but with good conditions for budding.  The flowers opened in late June, in what was unseasonally hot weather. The summer was chaotic, with an August worthy of late autumn.  Fortunately, the vines were able to draw on their reserves, to produce an abundant yield of superb quality.

Therefore, between 14 and 29 September, we harvested a very fine crop of grapes. At the very end of picking, Botrytis struck, though it had no impact on the quality of the harvest. An effective sorting operation was carried out. 

The Pinot Noir wines are fruity and full-bodied; the Chardonnay wines are of considerable distinction.

Tasting notes

Light gold color. Complex nose, revealing turn of stone fruit fragrances, dried fruits, pastry discreet touch, gingerbread, mocha ... The mouth marries vinosity precision and freshness. Nice length. Opulent vintage, a great Grande Dame.

Gilbert & Gaillard DECEMBER 2015

Robe

  • Shiny with golden highlights
  • Shimmery, very thin bubbles

Aromas

  • Mineral and floral
  • Fresh fruits
  • Toasted notes
Grande Dame 2006

Food pairing

Suggestions

  • Oyster
  • King crab
  • Dry aged cheeses
  • Truffles
  • Scallops
  • Caviar
  • Parmigiano

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Technical identity

StructureReservewinesRedwinesDosageFreshnessFruitiness
Structure
Pinot Noir
53%
Fruitiness
Meunier
0%
Freshness
Chardonnay
47%
Reserve wines
Blend
0 %
Red wines
None
0%
Dosage
Brut
8 G/L
Serving temperature
10-12
Disgorge date
From now until
2025
Blend
8
crus
  • Grands crus
  • Premiers crus
  • Other crus