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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2008 Champagne 75cl

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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2008
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75cl 6 £596.00
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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame
Description & Technical Information
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: 2008 was dominated by grey, overcast skies – an exception in a decade characterized by bold, generous sunshine. Spring and summer rought the same lack of sunlight and absence of high temperatures. It was September that saved the vintage, belatedly and miraculously. Just when the harvest was getting underway (on September 15), the weather conditions were finally perfect: blue skies and prolonged north-northeasterly winds. Picking was spread out over a long period in order to benefit from this positive turn of events. The grapes were riper than anyone dared hope, and had truly outstanding balance. The vines were in perfect health.

News Article: Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2008 Launch event. Read the full write-up here.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Pinot Noir: Ambonnay, Aÿ, Bouzy, Verzenay, Verzy | Chardonnay: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
Grape Varieties: 92% Pinot Noir, 8% Chardonnay
Ageing: 9 years on the lees
Disgorged: January 2018
Dosage: 6 g/l
Alcohol: 12%
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: A vibrant, fresh opening gives way to more rounded aromas of dried figs and apricots, ripe pear and a hint of hazelnuts. The long lees ageing complements the palate with a well balanced richness and mouthfeel ending with some bright acidity. Fruits of yellow plums and hints of tropical notes, guava and pineapple. The finish is long and fresh. A stunning Grande Dame typifying the 2008 vintage.
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