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YELLOW LABEL BRUT CHAMPAGNE

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Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut has been the symbol of the House since 1772. A perfect balance between power and finesse, its complexity comes from the predominant presence of Pinot Noir and Reserve Wines. It showcases our superb vineyards and the consistent style of our House.

THE BLEND

Grapes from as many as 50 to 60 different Crus are used for the blending of Yellow Label.  The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the core structure of Clicquot, while a touch of Meunier rounds out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse essential to a perfectly balanced wine.

Traditionally, the proportion of each grape variety used is 50 to 55% Pinot Noir, 15 to 20% Meunier and 28 to 33% Chardonnay. These figures vary slightly from year to year depending on conditions.

The Chef de Caves has to achieve the total consistency of taste, which makes Yellow Label immediately recognizable, utterly reliable both in terms of quality, color, and aroma.

The blend draws on a particularly high percentage of reserve wines originating from several harvests (usually 5 or 6): from 25 to 35%, sometimes as much as 40% to ensure the consistency of the House style. Each of these older wines - perhaps 9 years old - is kept separately to preserve the unique qualities of the vineyard and the vintage.

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Tasting Notes

APPEARANCE

Golden-Yellow

Tiny bubbles

AROMAS

Fruity (Peach, Mirabelle plum, Pear)

Vanilla

Toasty (Brioche)

Tightly knit, focused by robust acidity and a streak of minerality, this offers subtle notes of white peach, anise, biscuit and kumquat. The refined finish echoes a smoky note. Drink now through 2022.

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December 2012
Veuve Clicquot - We are Clicquot

WE ARE CLICQUOT

Episode #1 : Christophe, Winegrower

Episode #1 : Christophe, Winegrower

Christophe Simon has worked in the vineyards of Veuve Clicquot for almost 25 years. The son of Veuve Clicquot employees, he says the House is a part of his family heritage. He admits that the unpredictability of the weather is the riskiest part of his job, but it's also the most rewarding - when Veuve Clicquot achieves a beautiful harvest of grapes.

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