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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2006

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2006

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2006

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2006 Overview

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Founded in 1772, Veuve Clicquot is a House steeped in rich history that owes its success largely to one woman, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot-Ponsardin. Madame Clicquot also invented the riddling rack on her kitchen table, an apparatus that removes the sediment from the bottle after second fermentation still used in the region today. Veuve Clicquot own a respectable 382 hectares of vineyards with an emphasis on Pinot Noir. The House maintains the largest collection of old reserve wines in Champagne, these help give Yellow Label its complexity while ensuring the high quality is maintained in the world’s second bestselling Champagne brand. In 2008 Dominique Demarville joined as Cellar Master, he “refreshed the brand” including increasing the proportion of Pinot Noir in La Grande Dame to 90%+ and with blending shifts he brought a new freshness in Yellow Label. In 2019 Didier Mariotti took over as Cellar Master.

Created in 1972 to celebrate the bicentenary of the House, La Grande Dame is a tribute to Madame Clicquot also known as ‘La Grande Dame de la Champagne’. Veuve Clicquot's prestige cuvée, it is an exclusive blend of eight of their historical Grand Crus and is a mineral and fresh expression of the Veuve Clicquot style.

Weather: The 2006 vintage was a year of mixed weather. It began with a rainy spell and late spring, but with little or no frost in the vineyards. Early summer was positive, with the months of June and July creating perfect conditions for flowering. Although there were some storms in late-July, the overall health of the vines was great since the weather remained hot through to the harvest with spells of rain in August promoting even healthier grapes.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Pinot Noir: Ambonnay, Aÿ, Bouzy, Verzenay, Verzy | Chardonnay: Avize, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger
Grape Varieties: 53% Pinot Noir, 47% Chardonnay
Ageing: 8 years on the lees
Dosage: 9 g/l
Alcohol: 12.5%
Drink: Now to 2026

Tasting Note: Light gold color. Complex nose, revealing stone fruit fragrances, dried fruits, pastry discreet touch, gingerbread and mocha. The mouth marries vinosity precision and freshness. Nice length. This is an opulent vintage from a warm harvest: a great Grande Dame.
Champagne Veuve Clicquot History
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Expert Reviews
92 → 94/100
Essi Avellan MW
“The 2006 vintage in is ampleness and power fits to the Pinot-driven style of La Grande Dame. The nose has refined restraint to it successfully taming the big Pinot fruit to a classy ensemble. The typical toffee note is present alongside spice, nuts and hay. Upon release it (mid-2014 disgorgement) is positively free of unwanted oxidative characters. The palate is plush and smooth yet muscular, built to last. There is a degree of oiliness on the palate that gets refreshed by the lemony zinginess of the acidity and firmed by the phenolic bite at the very end. A big La Grande Dame but not the most elegant one.”
17.5/20
Julia Harding MW
“Winter was particularly cold and long and spring was mixed, but with good conditions for budding. Flowering took place in late June, in what was unseasonably hot weather. Summer was chaotic, with conditions in August more akin to those in late autumn. Fortunately, the vines were able to draw on their reserves to produce an abundant yield of superb quality. We harvested a very fine crop between 14 and 29 September. At the very end of picking, there was some botrytis but it had no impact on the quality of the harvest and our meticulous sorting operation removed any damaged grapes. The young Pinot Noir wines were fruity and full-bodied and the young Chardonnay wines had lots of elegance and breed. 53% Pinot Noir, 47% Chardonnay. Dosage 8 g/l, disgorged January 2014.
Pale straw. A little smoky and reductive on the nose but when a top-up is poured into the glass it brings out a lovely creamy delicacy, opening to minerally citrus. Very slightly toasty on the palate, with terrific fruit depth and concentration, cool deep citrus flavours, rich and mealy like a good burgundy but then with the Pinot structure and fruit increasing the weight. Full bodied, powerful, and terrific length thanks especially to the freshness, gently honeyed on the finish and elegant overall, irrespective of the power. This vintage includes the lowest proportion of Pinot Noir ever because they wanted to keep the elegance. (JH)”
Awards
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IWC Gold 2016
News Articles
  1. Veuve Clicquot: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    Veuve Clicquot: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    April 9, 2019

    An insightful vins clairs tasting with Dominique Demarville, Veuve Clicquot's eminent Chef de Cave, painted a clear picture of the 2018 vintage. Fresh, ripe and mature, with plenty of ageing potential, the base wines at Clicquot were either exceptional or good... none of them were bad.
  2. Veuve Clicquot: 2017 Vins Clairs

    Veuve Clicquot: 2017 Vins Clairs

    May 23, 2018

    We tasted the 2017 vins clairs at Veuve Clicquot with Chief Winemaker Gaëlle Goossens, who described it as "a difficult year, but good for Chardonnay". We also discussed her thoughts on innovating winemaking by bridging the gap between oenology and viticulture.
  3. Veuve Clicquot: 200th Rosé Anniversary

    Veuve Clicquot: 200th Rosé Anniversary

    May 17, 2018

    To commemorate the 200th anniversary since Madame Clicquot invented blended rosé champagne, Veuve Clicquot revealed the first ever Jeroboam of Rosé NV during a celebratory dinner at Manoir de Verzy and shared the secrets of their red winemaking expertise at a tasting in London.
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