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July 22, 2015

Veuve Clicquot RICH

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 4:12 pm


Guest Blogger: Devon Seagrave of Charton Hobbs

In the history of Champagne, wines that were blended for greater sweetness were customarily described as “rich”. Even the 1840s bottles of Veuve Clicquot found recently in the Aland Islands have over 150 grams per liter of sugar. Today Veuve Clicquot propels this tradition into the contemporary era with RICH, a champagne dedicated to mixology.

Bringing a cocktail spirit to a House already known for audacity and innovation, Veuve Clicquot RICH is an invitation to en-RICH the tasting experience with a So Clicquot twist. From mountains to oceans, rooftops to canyons, winter or summer, day or night, Veuve Clicquot RICH is perfect anyway, anywhere and anytime.
This new sparkler, housed in striking silver foil wrapping pattern was created expressly to be combined with a selection of ingredients that bring out the mixologist – no, the Clicquologist – in anyone. The signature notes of the wine are magnified by the presence of selected ingredients: pineapple, grapefruit zest, cucumber, celery, peppers or tea, all on the rocks.


1) Place ice cubes in a large wine glass

2) Add one of the recommended ingredients (Celery, Cucumber, Bell Peppers, Pineapple or Grapefruit Zest)

3) Finish with chilled Veuve Clicquot RICH

With Veuve Clicquot RICH, the fruit is boosted to an exciting new level. The signature Pinot Noir of Veuve Clicquot is given a new versatility with a higher dosage, while a greater presence of Meunier emphasizes fresh, fruity and gourmand notes. Citrus and floral notes are found on the palate, which are balanced with the dynamic freshness and creamy finish common to all expressions of Veuve Clicquot.

The Blend:

– Pinot noir 45%

– Pinot Meunier 40%

– Chardonnay 15%

You can taste for yourself this coming Saturday, July 25th from noon to 2pm, as we will be sampling RICH, with the likes of citrus fruit, assorted peppers, cucumber erc. Walk the City Market, view our new RICH window display and then come in for a taste of RICH.

For those who can’t wait, you can purchase it online NV Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Rich (Champagne, France) – $87.99

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