Veuve Clicquot unveils its bicentennial rosé

Friday September 28 2018 by Vitisphere

To support the event, the Champagne house also marketed a non-vintage rosé jeroboam.To support the event, the Champagne house also marketed a non-vintage rosé jeroboam. - Photo credit : Veuve Clicquot

In 1818, the widow Clicquot-Ponsardin innovated and created the first known rosé Champagne blend, adding red wine she produced in Bouzy to her basic white wines. “Once tinted with an elderberry-based preparation, rosé Champagne is now a blend of several wines”, says a press release from the LVMH group, which includes Veuve Clicquot Champagnes.

To celebrate this bicentenary, Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin is giving itself its own birthday cake: a box composed of three pots of pink paint that turns into an ice bucket. Retailing for under 70 euros, this limited edition box set is no longer available online and its price is soaring on resale sites.

12% red wine

Claiming to strictly follow the original recipe, Veuve Clicquot's winemakers blend 12% red wines with 88% white wines, from 44 to 48% Pinot Noir, 13 to 18% Pinot Meunier and 25 to 29% Chardonnay.

 

 

 

 

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