- Alcohol %: 12 - 13.5%
- Taste: apple, citrus, mineral, jasmine, honeysuckle, vine flowers, pear, peach, almond, frangipane, dried apricot, hazelnuts, honey, sugar candy
- Food Matching: seafood, poultry, light pasta
- Grape Variety: Pinot Noir : 90%, Chardonnay : 10%,
This 2012 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame Brut is a tribute to Madame Clicquot and the creative and elegant souls who have followed in her footsteps. The wine is rich and impressive, with a crisp edge that makes the fruit shine. Initial notes of white flowers such as jasmine, honeysuckle and vine flowers can be felt, then opens with fruitier nuances of apple, pear and peach. A few notes of fresh almond and frangipane complete the bouquet. In the mouth, the cuvée reveals more complex aromas: dried apricot, hazelnuts, honey and sugar candy. Silky textures give the wine its personality, elegance and character. The aging has imparted particular depth and power to the wine.