Sparkling

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grand Dame

Brut

750 ML

$165.99

Product Description

La Grande Dame 1998 has a pale gold colour with jade glints. The wine is crystal clear, with unbelievably fine bubbles. On the first nose, typical Chardonnay characteristics come to the fore, with the arrival of floral and mineral aromas (acacia, ferns, chalk). By agitating the wine, scents of candied fruit (citrusfruits, apricots, quince) and sweet almond emerge, to reappear later in the mouth. After rotating the wine for a few minutes more, rare notes such as peaty malt, tobacco and delicate herbs, are gradually unveiled. This aromatic, impressively complex bouquet is confirmed in the mouth. On the palate, the wine is clear-cut and pure, perfectly balanced with a delightful silky smoothness.

Details

Varietal: Brut

Region: Champagne

Region Description:

A region in France that makes wines from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. It is also the name of the world’s most famous sparkling wine. Although many winemakers outside of Europe can legally call their sparkling wine champagne, European Union regulations prevent any other member country from doing so.