What’s your #Clicquology?
From mountains to oceans, rooftops to canyons, winter or summer, day or night, a champagne, properly served is perfect anyway, anywhere and anytime. Veuve Clicquote champagne house is bringing out the Clicquologist in you with a new release – Veuve Clicquot Rich.
Inspired by “a fresh new vision for modern drinking”, Veuve Clicquot worked with professional mixologists, sharing their savoir-faire of blending, to create “a new wine for a new time.”
To create the new cuvée, Veuve Clicquot Cellar Master Dominique Demarville reconnected with the origins of Champagne-making traditions, when sparkling wines were dubbed “rich” because of their sugar content.
“A perfect example is the 1840 Veuve Clicquot found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea off the Aland Islands, which contained more than 150 grams of sugar,” explains the Cellar Master.
Intrigued by this style of champagnes, the House’s cellar master composed a cuvée with much higher sugar content than other champagnes, at the same time increasing the percentage of Pinot Meunier grapes in the assemblage. The result is a sweet floral and lemony champagne designed to be enjoyed on the rocks. The Rich can be combined with a wide selection of ingredients: cucumber, celery, pineapple, grapefruit zest, peppers or tea.
“Sugar in champagne is like spices in a recipe: when the dose is perfect it reveals new aromas and transforms the palate,” explained Dominique Demarville.
This month, the Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin chalk Cellars became part of UNESCO World Heritage program.
Place ice cubes in a large wine glass, add a slice of cucumber, finish with chilled Veuve Clicquot Rich..and enjoy with friends.