Veuve Clicquot Champagne yellow label is one of the oldest and most established sparkling wines on the planet. Best enjoyed at 8-10 celsius, this iconic Champagne has maintained its place at the top of sparkling wines for centuries.
Grown in the famous Champagne region, the climate is perfect to produce quality sparkling wine. The chalky soil, limited yield per hectare, and northern, cool climate provide the template for the highest quality grape growth. These factors give Champagne its minerality, freshness, and sweetness.
The iconic, and most recognizable, Veuve Clicquot Brut yellow label Champagne is the face of the brand. The producers claim that the yellow label was chosen to reflect the Champagnes’ ‘bright personality and wine-making credentials’.
Grapes from anywhere between 50 to 60 crus are used in the blending of the Veuve Clicquot Brut. The blend is predominantly Pinot Noir, which provides the typical French body expected of Champagne. This gives Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne yellow label its signature fullness.
Added next to the blend is Chardonnay, providing floral elegance, with a buttery texture. Finally, there is Meunier, which adds the subtle sharpness and complexity necessary to elevate Veuve Clicquot Brut to its high-end status.
Veuve Clicquot Champagne is aged for a minimum of 3 years in their Crayères. The temperature of the Crayères is maintained specifically to give the Champagne a silkiness.
The Veuve Clicquot Champagne yellow label is incredibly fresh, yet aromatically powerful. The aromatics are that of yellow fruits, toasted brioche, and vanilla.
The taste experience begins with a slight sweetness, followed by crisp acidity. This gives way to ripe, sweet fruit, ending with toasted notes and honey blossom.
Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne yellow label is designed to be enjoyed alongside food. It can sometimes be difficult to pair sparkling wines and food. The bubbles can be hard to consume while chewing. This is why Champagne is often served at the beginning of a dining experience.
Veuve Clicquot Brut, however, is specifically blended to complement the food. It pairs wonderfully with white fish and salmon, naturally due to its Chardonnay content. The butteriness of the Chardonnay melts in the mouth alongside the fish.
Veuve Clicquot Brut yellow label is also perfect to be enjoyed with pasta, particularly the more simple varieties. For example a cacio e pepe, or traditional carbonara. Lastly, the Brut goes fantastically with hard, nutty cheeses.