PARCELLE 'CLOS COLIN' 2012

In 1818, Madame Clicquot broke with tradition and turned the production of rosé champagne on its head by creating the first known blended rosé champagne through the association of some of her Bouzy red wines with her white wines.
 

For the release of La Grande Dame Rosé 2012, discover the story behind the sole red wine used into the blending of La Grande Dame Rosé: the Parcelle 'Clos Colin', located in the village of Bouzy in the Champagne region, France.

AN EXCEPTIONAL TERROIR

"In the Champagne region, there's a 'terroir' called Bouzy that has been providing still red wines of excellent quality and exquisite taste since time immemorial"
Madame Clicquot,
1833
Bouzy Vineyards

This historic 1.3-hectare parcel is the House's oldest. It was acquired in 1741 by Madame Clicquot's future fater-in-law, the House's founder, Philippe Clicquot.

This Coteaux Champenois is an invitation to plunge into the concept of blending that is so important to our House by discovering the sole red wine that enabled the assemblage of La Grande Dame Rosé 2012: Parcelle 'Clos Colin' 2012, a generous varietal wine, with very subtle tannins that give it a great elegance.

Parcelle 'Clos Colin' 2012

VERTICALITY
STRUCTURE
GENEROSITY
Veuve Clicquot's red wine, of Coteaux Champenois appellation, used in the blending of La Grande Dame Rosé.

Parcelle 'Clos Colin' benefits from a traditional Burgundian vinification. A strict selection and a sorting of the grapes to the picking are realized. The stages of maceration carried out then play a role of infusion and allow to extract the color and the subtle flavors of the Pinot Noir. A tailor-made winemaking process led by daily tastings by the team of oenologists results in a unique red wine embodying finesse, elegance and nobility.

Tasting notes
Parcelle 'Clos Colin' 2012

Parcelle 'Clos Colin' 2012 is a full-bodied, structured red wine that lends strenght and finish to La Grande Dame Rosé 2012.
This 100% Pinot Noir generous varietal wine, with very subtle tannins, demonstrates a great elegance for a unique tasting experience.
Agreements mets & wine
  • GARDEN GASTRONOMY
  • GOURMANDISE & RONDEUR
  • CARACTÈRE ET ÉNERGIE
  • JEUX DES TEXTURES

Technical identity
Parcelle 'Clos Colin' 2012

StructureReservewinesRedwinesFreshnessFruitinessDosage
Structure
Pinot Noir
100%
Fruitiness
0
0
Freshness
0
0
Reserve wines
0
0
Red wines
Parcelle Clos Colin
100%
Dosage
0
0
Serving temperature
14 - 16
Ageing potential
More than
10 years
  • Grands crus
  • Premiers crus
  • Other crus

DISCOVER LA GRANDE DAME ROSÉ 2012

In 1818, Madame Clicquot crafted the first known "rosé d'assemblage" champagne by blending some of her Bouzy red wines with her white wines. La Grande Dame Rosé respects her vision with 90% of Pinot Noir coming from the historic Grands Crus of our terroir as well as a red wine added to the blend from a single parcel: the Parcelle 'Clos Colin' located in Bouzy, a Grand Cru terroir.