Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rosé 2002

Cuvee: Rosé, Vintage
Vintage: 2002

Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rosé 2002

The Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rosé is a true symphony of wine, orchestrated by Madame Clicquot in1818 when she blended, for the very first time in Champagne history, a selection of the finest black and white grapes. Silky and structured, elegant and fruity, the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rosé 2004 stands up for its excellent ageing potential of at least 20 years, due to its high level of tannins and polyphenols which are natural antioxidants

The blend

The Vintage Rosé 2004 is comprised of 62% Pinot Noir, 8% Pinot Meunier and 30% Chardonnay, completed by an addition of 15% Pinot Noir from the Bouzy vineyards (red wine), one of the most noble vine stocks in Champagne. Its exclusive blend incorporates wines from twenty Grand and Premier Crus,all located in the Montagne de Reims.

Dosage is around 9 g/l

Tasting Notes

Eye

Deep pink colour with highlights of copper and delicate, light and delicate bubbles

Nose

Extremely elegant, at first reveals flavours of ripe red fruits (redcurrant, blackcurrant) and firm fruits (wild strawberry, red plum, cherry), before gradually giving way to violets, lilacs and light "pastry" notes. A discreet touch of ground coffee can also be distinguished

Palate

Strong notes of fruit recall the refined nose. The wine is full and textured with a long, mellow finish (honey and almond). The finish is surprising in its persistence

Ageing

The subtle balance of structure, suppleness and freshness offers this wine an ageing potential of at least 20 years.

Food pairing

Perfect served during a cocktail buffet, accompanied with seasonal canapés (grilled aubergine and dried tomatoes, scallop mousse, diced caramelised salmon, tapas) or cold or warm starters (seared bluefin tuna with goat’s cheese and herbs, roast lobster with liquorice, baked monkfish with lightly seasoned chorizo). Very good also at teatime with a shortbread biscuit served with red fruit.


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