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August 2, 2021

2008 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 12:27 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

‘Veuve’ is the French term for ‘widow’ and Madame Clicquot was a sturdy lady who lived to be just under 90, so back in the old days that’s pretty amazing. She was the inventor of the riddling table, introduced rosé Champagnes to the world and was one of the few women in a man’s world. She had strong ideas of how the company was to be ran, and despite wartime, continue to produce wine which she shipped to Russia. Today, Veuve Clicquot Champagnes are recognized all over the world with its distinctly orange label designs that pop out on any store shelf.

The house dates back to 1772 and their caves are long and never-ending, damp, cool and dark. The working cellars are huge and certainly a maze for anyone to navigate.

We are featuring their 2008 La Grande Dame, the houses’ top cuvee from an already legendary vintage in Champagne. 2008 is the best Champagne vintage since the now rather pricey 1996 and 1990’s. Every great cellar should have some 2008’s, but availability is getting scarce so act quickly to secure yours.

2008 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame Brut (Champagne, France) – $299.99

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