On the Footsteps of Veuve Clicquot

The distinctive Veuve Clicquot yellow label was introduced in 1877, a non-vintage blend of all 3 grapes using 30-45% reserve wines it has become one of the most recognized labels and colours in the world.

The House's fame began when the widow of the founder's son Barbe Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin took over the company in 1805. She is credited with many major production and commercial breakthroughs,including the first known vintage champagne in 1810, the riddling table process to clarify champagne in 1816 and in 1818 the first known blended Rosé Champagne combining still red and white Champagne wines.

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Tour Highlights

Cellar visit and tasting at Champagne Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, which symbolizes the "Art of Living" to perfection. Their vineyards exceeds 280 hectares in the heart of the Champagne region's finest areas, Veuve Clicquot stayed true to its founder, Madame Clicquot's creed: "only one quality, the best."

Vineyard visit in eye view of the beautiful Chateau de Boursault built by Madame Clicquot Ponsardin in honor of the marriage of her grand daughter Marie Clémentine de Chevigné to Louis de Mortemard-Rochechouard in 1839. It was completed in 1850 when Madame Veuve Clicquot retired.

Vineyard visit in the Grand Cru village of Bouzy, where Madame Clicquot was born and created the first blended Rosé Champagne made from adding Pinot Noir still red wine from vines grown in the area to Champagne Rosé.

Veuve Clicquot Visit Options:

Ateliers 30 Mins
▸ Effervescent: Double Tasting of Yellow Label Non Vintage + 1 Vintage
▸ Rosé: Single Non Vintage Rosé paired with several meats
▸ Rich: Double Cocktail Tasting of non vintage White and Rosé & your choice of flavours e.g red pepper/ cucumber/ grapefruit.

▸ Spirit: 1Hr Single Tasting
▸ Signature: 1 1/4Hrs Double Tasting
▸ Vintage Paring: 2 White + 2 Rose Vintages paired with cheese

Flagship Cuvee:

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin 2012 Vintage Brut - Wine Enthusiast 92 points
Blend - Pinot Noir (51%) / Chardonnay (34%) / Meunier (15%)
Sourced - 12 Cru´s exclusively from Grands and Premiers Cru
Ageing Potential - 25 years

▸ Special Events and Activities

Picnic at the Veuve Clicquot Manoir de Verzy

Enjoy lunch on the grass, with a view of the vineyards at the famous Manoir de Verzy which for the first time opens its doors to the general public. Christophe Pannetier, Chef of the Maison Veuve Clicquot, has created a menu of regional, seasonal, fresh and simple and warm dishes, vegetables, gourmet bread with salty flavors, vegetable & fruit smoothie, sweet pie, cheese, fresh & seasonal fruit, to pair with the Brut Carte Jaune and Rosé cuvées of the House.

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