(roughly 75% pinot noir and pinot meunier, with 25% chardonnay; Lot 14009809): Light yellow-gold. Deeply pitched aromas of peach nectar, tangerine and honey, with a toasty topnote. Offers plump orchard fruit and floral flavors and a smooth texture, with a touch of honey adding depth. Finishes with good sappy persistence and lingering floral and candied fig notes. Not overtly sweet.
Wine Maker Notes
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin is both a champagne house in Reims, France, and a brand of premium champagne. Founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron, Veuve Clicquot played an important role in establishing champagne as a favored drink of haute bourgeoisie and nobility throughout Europe. The 1811 comet vintage of Veuve Clicquot is theorized to have been the first truly "modern" Champagne due to the advancements in the méthode champenoise which Veuve Clicquot pioneered through the technique of remuage.
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin's Demi-Sec Champagne is blended from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier completed by about a quarter of Chardonnay and 15-25% of reserve wines. The higher dosage gives it richer notes with detracting from its freshness.