VEUVE CLICQUOT VINTAGE 12
Vintage champagne is aged for a minimum of three years prior to disgorgement, over which time it develops intense fresh bakery aromas and retains a freshness, thanks to its long maturation time in lees in the bottle.
Veuve is named after the late, great Widow Clicquot, who was left not only a widow aged 27 but also in charge of running a champagne house. Her legacy is to have left both the brand and the region in better condition than she found them, mostly famously by inventing riddling; the turning of the bottle to remove the yeast sediment into its neck, prior to disgorgement. This resulted in higher quality, cleaner, fresher bubbles in both look and taste. Her quest was quality and she is widely credited with having raised it significantly in the Champagne region and in the bottles it produces.
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