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Since its founding in 1772, Veuve Clicquot has continued its passion for innovation. Today, the House pays homage to this heritage and inscribes another page of its history with the launch of an entirely new auteur wine: Extra Brut Extra Old, a premium cuvee blended exclusively from its precious reserve wines.
Set aside in order to ensure Yellow Label’s consistency over time, these wines are the heart of its identity, the very embodiment of the House’s unique style and values.
Unlocking the secrets of Yellow Label, Veuve Clicquot’s Cellar Master Dominique Demarville has brought its purest essence into sharp focus creating an entirely new dialogue: double aged and with a very low dosage, Extra Brut Extra Old is Veuve Clicquot mixing the best of history.
More than a champagne, this auteur blend is an exploration, born from Cellar Master Dominique Demarville’s desire to isolate the very essence of Yellow Label.
By delving into the House’s abundant heritage and assembling six years of its finest reserve wines spanning over three decades from 1988 to 2010, he singles out the properties that make Yellow Label unique, arriving at Extra Brut Extra Old: an ultra-premium wine unparalleled in purity of taste, intensity and silkiness.
Clear to the eye with a fine golden effervescence, it has an ultra low-dosage despite owing its richness and generosity to the quality of the reserve wines used in its composition.
Intense and powerful yet balancing its depth with a fresh mineral purity that’s rounded off by that trademark Yellow Label toasty smoothness, Extra Brut Extra Old’s flexibility and character make it a beautifully adaptable wine, an ideal partner for light, delicate dishes as well as richer flavours.
Year after year since its founding in 1772, Veuve Clicquot demonstrates the importance of innovation; placing audacity at the heart of its values. Dominique Demarville’s newest creation, Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old, illustrates this perfectly.
Based on the spirit of Yellow Label, the wines blended for Extra Brut Extra Old are first aged on the lees in vats for a minimum of three years in the House’s vat rooms in Reims. Once bottled, its flavors and nuances deepen thanks to an additional three years of aging in the House’s cellars. This double maturation gives Extra Brut Extra Old its notes and depth in its nuances.
In the words of the Cellar Master, Extra Brut Extra Old is the “quintessence of the Veuve Clicquot House, compounding our key values: know-how, heritage and innovation.”
Over the years, Veuve Clicquot has amassed an impressive catalogue of reserve wines, one of the largest in the Champagne region, guardians of the House’s identity and serving as the underlying foundation of both Yellow Label and Extra Brut Extra Old.
These exceptional wines are matured naturally on the lees respecting their origins in terms of terroirs and years. Today, the collection is composed of more than 400 wines, from across 17 years with the oldest dating from 1988.
Founded in 1772, Veuve Clicquot is one of the most prestigious champagne houses. Madame Clicquot (1777-1866) is considered one of the first businesswomen of the modern era. Widowed at the age of 27, she took the helm of her late husband’s company and personally supervised its growth into an internationally renowned leader in luxury. Madame Clicquot played an instrumental role in establishing and evolving the champagne industry due to her innovations, audacity and vision. These values have been maintained by generations and today still offer a remarkable experience to Veuve Clicquot drinkers, for as her motto states, “there is only one quality, the finest”.
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