Today, Veuve Clicquot has become a brand with a worldwide success. It is the story of a Champagne house whose myth was created by one woman: Madame Clicquot. A brilliant and bold woman, she successfully imposed herself in the business world and became known as "La Grande Dame de la Champagne’’, ‘’the Great Lady of Champagne". Guided by an innate sense of innovation and a perpetual quest for perfection, she invented the riddling table and marketed the first blended rosé champagne. Veuve Clicquot has turned this uncompromising requirement into her motto: "Only one quality, the finest". The Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne house was a pioneer in deciding to adorn its bottles with a yellow-orange label, the design was registered in 1877.
Comprising 390 hectares of land, Veuve Clicquot has one of the largest vineyards in Champagne. This vineyard boasts an exceptional quality, as it is spread over 12 out of the 17 Grands Crus and 20 out of the 44 Premiers Crus of the Champagne region.
The Cave Privée Rosé 1990 exclusively comprises wines that stem from 17 Grands Crus and Premiers Crus in the Montagne de Reims, the Grande Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs.
Following a mild winter, budbreak began almost a month early, exposing the vineyards to two waves of spring frost. The cool temperatures at the beginning of June during the flowering period caused some coulure and millerandage. The summer was hot and dry up until the grape-harvest. They showcased an optimum ripeness level and the three grape variety were even and very high quality.
The blend of the Cave Privée Rosé 1990 by Veuve Clicquot is composed of Pinot Noir (47%), Pinot Meunier (9%), Chardonnay (27%). 17% of Bouzy red wine is added to this blend. Low dosage (5g/l), this cuvée was disgorged in March 2011.
The colour is bright with copper highlights. The beautiful effervescence gives very fine and delicate bubbles.
The nose is lively with beautiful aromas.
The palate is delicious, revealing a bouquet composed of delicate aromas of morello cherries and gingerbread mixed with notes of peat and liquorice. The finish, persistent and aromatic, is the expression of the blend’s dominant Pinot Noir.
Food and wine pairing
The Cave Privée Rosé 1990 by the Veuve Clicquot Champagne House can be enjoyed as an aperitif or with cold starters (Iberian ham, Italian ham), shellfish (Breton lobster), poultry (Challans duck) or meat (lamb).
For an optimal tasting experience, the recommended serving temperature is 12 to 14°C.
Enjoy now, this Cave Privée Rosé 1990 by the Veuve Clicquot Champagne House can be kept in the cellar until 2025 in order to develop all its complexity and fully express its maturity.