Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rosé 2008

$109.99

Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2008 is the first Vintage to be aged in wood barrels. It intensifies the natural aromas of wines and adds some spicy notes on the palate.

Ageing Potential: from now until 2030 Serving temperature 50 to 54 °F

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Weight 3.5 lbs
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Chardonnay, Meunier, Pinot Noir

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Harvest Notes

As with every vintage, this wine is a reflection of the year’s weather and climate. 2008 ended wonderfully with the grapes maturing in ideal conditions. The harvests, grouped together throughout Champagne, took place between mid-September and early October, in perfect weather. Naturally then, 2008 was declared a Veuve Clicquot Vintage. New to this 2008 Vintage: 5% of the wines were produced and aged in wooden casks from forests in Central France, from Allier and Vosges. This was to increase the complexity and aromatic richness of our Vintages, our gourmet wines. These cask-aged wines act as the spices for the blend.

Pairs With

Polenta with cuttlefish ink
Tuna tournedos
Sea urchin soufflé
Baked gambero rosso
Tomato tart
Chorizo and razor
Clams
Smoked scallops

Tasting Notes

A bright pink color with light copper hues. A gentle and persistent string of very delicate bubbles forms, exploding on the surface. The nose is frank, fine and pure. It begins first with the aromas of fresh red fruits (strawberry, raspberry, cherry) combined with citrus fruit fragrances (grapefruit) that match perfectly with the lightly spiced notes of cinnamon and vanilla revealed once allowed to breathe. Finally, dried fruit and brioche notes delicately add to the richness and complexity of its aromas. The clear, taut attack moves into a more fully-bodied, structured and energetic palate. Its minerality reveals generous red fruit aromas from the Pinot Noir (Morello cherry) combined with notes of slightly candied citrus fruit from the Chardonnay. Hints of sweet pastries point to the wine’s long and slow maturation on lees. Lastly, marrying with the juicy freshness of the fruit, the power of the tannins is perfectly balanced, leading to a delicate and silky finish of surprising length.