A famous old Champagne house that is credited with inventing some of the unique techniques used to make this style of wine. The company can trace its roots back to 1772 when founder Phillipe Clicquot announced his intention to become a wine merchant. Their first sales to Ireland were recorded as long ago as 1788 when 30 bottles were sold to a Dublin wine merchant.
The Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is a much loved Non-Vintage Champagne. It owes its superior richness and depth to a high proportion of Pinot Noir in the blend. The composition is 50-55% Pinot Noir, 15-20% Pinot Meunier and 28-33% Chardonnay. The proportions vary from year to year depending on the quality and selection available from vintage wines. A good proportion of aged reserve wines are also in the blend and these are chosen to add complexity with appoximately 25-40% ending up in the final seletion.
The company have vineyards which are rated amongst the best in Champagne (on average 96/100) and their chalk cellars run for 24 kilometres under the same soil.