Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rose 2012

$94.99

Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rosé 2012 is the expression of a prodigious harvest, despite an extremely challenging climate.

THE VINTAGE

In spring 2012, the region faced a heavy rainfall of 60% above the average of the season, followed by late frost, and finally, a series of severe hailstorms which ruined more than 1,000 hectares of the overall Champagne vineyard.

Then summer came around mid-August and brought ideal sunny conditions, very dry weather, and high temperatures until the end of the harvest. Despite the weather challenges which led to a relatively modest harvest, quality is optimal, revealing a great aging potential for the wines.

TASTING NOTES

On the eye: Vintage Rosé 2012 enchants with its deep rose color and copper hues.

On the nose: The pure and intense nose develops to reveal fresh aromas of red fruit, wild strawberry and blueberry.

On the palate: Powerful and voluminous, with a note that is distinct and clear. It unfolds with initial aromas of luscious red fruit, strawberry and Morello cherry, which then lead to dense notes of noble tannins; their velvety, silky caress is the perfect counterpoint to Vintage Rosé 2012’s spicy saffron and peppery notes. Rounding out the experience is an indulgent aroma of refined pastry, with a slight touch of almond. Never one to be shy, Vintage Rosé 2012 is persistent and vivacious, with an impressively long finish that culminates in a final fresh hint of red fruit and cherry.

PAIRING

Lobster, abalone, veal, duck & langoustine

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Varietals: 51% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier

Appelation: Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier from Montagne de Reims and Vallée de la Marne. Chardonnay from Côte des Blancs.

Dosage: 8 g/L

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