Now we’ll explore another dazzling wine from this legendary winemaker, Veuve Clicquot Brut Réserve Cuvée. As you know, Veuve Clicquot played a vital part in spreading the popularity of Champagne throughout Europe. Following founder Philippe Clicquot-Muiron’s death, his wife, Madame Clicquot, took over operations. She established herself as the first woman to operate a Champagne business, revolutionizing Champagne production techniques, garnering her the moniker The Grand Lady of Champagne.
Vintages are one of the most important innovations that winemakers still practice today. Along with this invention came riddling and its associated traditions, which we discussed in detail in our previous blog articles.
What makes Veuve Clicquot Brut (see also: Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label)Réserve Cuvée special is its term “Cuvée,” which refers to the grapes’ initial and most delicate pressing. However, when we see cuvée on a label, we know we’re dealing with something special. However, this varies depending on where you are; for example, in other parts of France, c Cuvée might refer to a variety of things, such as a blend of more than one grape or even an exceptional batch from specially selected barrels or vats. Nonetheless, the term “Cuvée” signifies status, but not just here.
This full-bodied blend contains many reserved wines from several vintage harvests. It has a medium gold color with delicate, fine bubbles, fresh aromas, citrus flavors, and fruitiness. It boasts brioche, marzipan, pear, and vanilla notes, yeast scents, and a lengthy, smokey finish. Veuve Clicquot (see also: Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne)Brut Réserve Cuvée is a perfect balance of acidity. Its complexity and freshness shine through with the right food, such as oysters or french fries.