Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Non-Vintage Champagne (凱歌酒廠 黃牌香檳 乾型 無年份 法國香檳) (Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, VCP) is one of the most popular Champagnes throughout the world. Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut has been the icon of the Champagne House since 1772. It is made from 55-55% Pinot Noir, 15-20% Pinot Meunier and 28-30% Chardonnay, three grape varieties, the combination of a perfect balanced Champagne between power and finesse with high complexity and consistent quality. With its distinctive yellow label and the story of Madame Clicquot, the Champagne house has been being a continued success story. It is an very attractive Champagne with high complexity and flavours of floral, nuttiness, toast, brioche. Light and creamy in texture with robust acidity and a smoky finish. As a daily wine, wedding wine or other occasions, it offers value for money, one of the famous Hong Kong supermarkets red wines.
Champagne is a sparkling wine for celebration or any occasions. By AOC law, the term of Champagne on wine label is only able to come from Champagne region of France and produced under the rules of the appellation, no other sparkling wines can be labelled as Champagne. Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier & Chardonnay are used in the production of majority of Champagnes. In Champagne production, the second fermentation often takes place in the bottle that the wine are going to release to the market. It is called "Champagne Method". The base wine (Cuvee) can be produced from single grape variety or a blend, then the yeast, fresh sugar (liqueur de tirage) will start the fermentation to create carbon dioxide and other flavours. The dead yeast is known as lees, which must be removed in "Disgorgement" that happens prior to corking. Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Nicolas Feuillatte, G.H. Mumm, Laurent-Perrier, Taittinger, Pommery, Piper-Heidsieck, Lanson, Dom Perignon, Charles Heidsieck, Billecart-Salmon, Laurent-Perrier, Louis Roederer, Krug, Pol Roger and Bollinger are the best-selling Champagne brands in the world.
【WS 97】Wine Spectator Magazine 90 Points|Wine Critic
"This is tightly knit and racy, with a spicy underpinning and a clean-cut mix of poached pear, grated ginger and pink grapefruit zest. An aperitif style, showing a crisp, lacy finish. Drink now."
Maison Veuve Clicquot - Luxury Champagne|Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Group
Maison Veuve Clicquot is a French Champagne house based in Reims, specializing in premium Champagnes. The winery was founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot and is one of the largest champagne houses in the world. Madame Clicquot get the passion and knowledge of champagne creation from his husband. Before the invention of Disgorging by Madame Clicquot in 1816, Champagne was cloudy. The lees removal process is called dégorgement in French, traditionally a skilled manual process where the beer cap and lees are removed without losing much of the liquid, and a varying amount of extra-sugar added. Nowadays, Modern automated disgorgement is done by freezing a small amount of the liquid in the neck and removing this plug of ice containing the lees by Gyro-Palette machine. Also, Madame Clicquot created the first known vintage Champagne in 1810, invented the riddling table process to clarify champagne in 1816 In 1818, and invented the first known blended rosé champagne by blending still red and white champagne wines. All methods are still used today by the majority of champagne producers.
In that era when women were excluded from the business world, she dared to assume the head of the company, a role she undertook with passion and determination. Madame Clicquot’s character might be summarized with two words "audacious and intelligent".