Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label is a Brut Grand Reserve sparkling wine made in the AOC Champagne Denomination of Origin, in Champagne (France) by Veuve Clicquot with the Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir varieties.
The origins of this prestigious wine cellar, situated among the best Champagne “crus”, date back to 1772 and Philippe Veuve Clicquot. Fifteen years later, his son François took over with his wife Barbe Nicole Ponsardin until she was widowed at the age of 27 and decided to follow in her husband’s footsteps, becoming the Grande Dame of Champagne.
Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label is made from a selection of the best vineyards classified as Grands Cru and planted with the Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir classic varieties. A total of 50-60 plots where conventional agriculture is practised and the grapes are not harvested until the optimum point of ripeness.
In the winery, Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label is made from a coupage of almost 50 wines from the best vineyards. 25% of the wine of the year and 35% of aged wine are added to this blend each year. Afterwards, the second fermentation takes place in the bottle and the wine rests in the cellar for a minimum of 30 months. Finally, a dose of 10 grams of sugar per litre is added during disgorging.
The Clicquot Ponsardin widow was a pioneer in the Champagne world. One of her initiatives was to put labels on the bottles. A distinctive yellow label to show the world the quality of her Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label.