Veuve Clicquot, one of Champagne’s finest producers since 1772, possesses one of the most exquisite champagne vineyards there is, both in terms of size and quality. Veuve Clicquot’s portfolio includes non-vintage and vintage wines in Brut, Rosé, and Demi-Sec variants. Today, we will take a deeper look into Veuve Clicquot Luminous Champagne Rose.
The foundation of Veuve Clicquot Luminous Champagne Rose is Brut Yellow Label’s traditional blend of mostly Pinot Noir, around 15% Pinot Meunier, and roughly 25% Chardonnay. It has more than 50 different crus used in its formula. This wine takes after its namesake, with a luminescence that makes it stand out amongst all others. “Luminous” is a respectable name for what will become one of the well-known reserve wines.
Another subject to mention is the bottle size of Luminous Champagne Rose. Magnum bottles (1.5L, 50.7 ounce), two times the size of normal wine bottles, are widely available so that they can develop lovely aromas due to less ullage (the gap between the cork and the wine) and low oxygen exposure that cause slower oxidation. If you see sparkling wine in a magnum or double magnum bottle, it can be aged for long years.
It captures the essence of Veuve Clicquot Rosé flawlessly. It has a smoky flavor reminiscent of raspberry, wild strawberry, cherry, pear, and watermelon. Regardless, it is full-bodied yet light due to its effervescence and full of fresh red fruit aromas. This wine also has a great flavor profile; imagine the initial aromas of Viennese pastries – it tastes intense and long-lasting.