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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut
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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut 2006

Champagne, FranceThe widow (Veuve) Madame Barbe-Nicole Clicquot is a legend in Champagne, taking over the winery after the death of her husband in 1805 at the age of 27. La Grande Dame was launched on the winery's 200th anniversary in 1972 to pay homage to Madame Clicquot’s tireless work during trying times for Champagne, and no doubt, women. The blend is a mix of eight house-owned Grand Crus containing a 53/47 split of pinot noir and chardonnay. In general, it is aged seven to eight years in bottle and is dosed with 7-8 grams of sugar per litre. You feel the Clicquot richness underneath a refreshing mineral bright, toasted brioche nose. The texture is enticingly creamy with orange and pear and elegance that some might not think possible. A sensational Grand Marque that will age effortlessly through 2026 and beyond.Tasted: 19 December 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 269.99 BCLS AB 250.00 fine wine shops MB 226.00 ON 239.00 QC 246.00 NS 228.00 Producer: Veuve Clicquot PonsardinDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 354779UPC: 3049610599105