Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old
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Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old NV Champagne

"Veuve Clicquot is a big house where we have a big responsibility to maintain the style, but every day we work to improve the quality." Chef de Cave, Dominique Demarville explains the production ethos behind Veuve's characterful, full-bodied, pinot-focused wines. Privileged to a respectable 382-hectare estate, with facilities to envy; including multiple foudres of 5000 and 7500 litres, the house runs a huge operation in Reims. As testaments of the House's most enduring values, its reserve wines are among the most precious in the palette of Demarville.

Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old is made only of reserve wines, from the years 1988, 1996, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010, chosen for their freshness, generosity and structure. Since Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is a blend created year on year with expertise, Demarville wanted to create a champagne to render the multi vintages vibrancy, depth and purity.

All the reserve wines blended have been aged for a minimum of three years in vats, on the lees. To extend the ageing further, once bottled the Extra Brut Extra Old spends another three years maturing before disgorgement and another year in the cellars post disgorgement. Demarville has said he has no intention for this Champagne to be a high-volume Champagne commenting: "We cannot use all of the best reserve wines; we need them for Yellow Label" - hence only 30,000 bottles have been produced.

An intense golden colour in the glass, with a fine stream of tightly knit beads. Initial notes on the nose are rich and intense; ripe fruits and citrus. Powerful on the palate, but balanced and smooth. Full of citrus with hints of apples and toastiness. A well balanced minerality through the long lasting finish. Exceptional. It has the characteristics to supplement a meal but due to the freshness could be served as an apéritif.

Grape Varieties: 47% Pinot Noir, 27% Chardonnay, 26% Pinot Meunier
Dosage: 3 g/L

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Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old,
Apr 2017
“47% Pinot Noir, 27% Chardonnay, 26% Meunier. Based entirely on reserve wines from 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 1996 and 1988 vintages with 90% of the blend made up of the first three vintages. Dosage 3 g/l. 4.5 bar.
Pungent and explosive on the nose. Very pure and focused, this actually smells more youthful than the Yellow Label based on the 2013 vintage. Tight and very zesty with the most impressive texture. Despite the high refreshment factor, there is nothing painful about this. The acidity is extremely well integrated. Super fresh. Well balanced and impressive.”,
Apr 2017
“Lovely colour bright, delicate gold twinkles, superfine flowing cordon of bubbles. Poised intensity of aromas/ flavours, greengage, peach and spiced lemon, a soupçon of liberating oak. Toasty finale.”
Bought directly from Moet Hennessey UK Ltd, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave

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