This Wine Wednesday post will be a shout-out to my very favorite bubbles, Veuve Clicquot. I thought I would try and keep the week French themed, as my love of the country, the people, and their joie de vivre runs deep. We were given a bottle of Vintage 2004 Veuve this Christmas, and it was such a delight. This is ‘serious treat’ Champagne. The below taken from my Google searching.
“In exceptional vintages Veuve Clicquot also produces a small amount of vintage wines. Gold Label Reserve was produced in 2002, preceded by 1999, and so on. The final cuvee will vary to reflect the character of the vintage, but the traditional blend is about 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Chardonnay, with a tiny amount of Pinot Meunier to round things out. Look for signature Clicquot power and poise, with added richness and intensity in this 2004 vintage production.”
Truly, if you ever get a chance to get your hands on a vintage bottle of Veuve, you are in for a memorable treat.