If the name Brut Yellow Label Veuve Clicquot says anything about the House, it says STYLE. Dominated by Pinot Black, this classically structured Champagne – a nod to the ethos which has made Veuve Clicquot so popular through the years – is a fine example of what you can expect from the reputable vineyards. Pinot Meunier has also been added, complimenting the drink with considerable flair.
Be aware that as many as 60 different wines make the Brut Yellow Label what is is, so this is a wine that has been thoroughly thought through! Chardonnay is also in there, adding elegance and a finesse which will be much appreciated, no matter what your taste.
If you were considering structure, know that the Brut Carte Jaune is one that is highly revered. As much as 55% Pinot Black has gone into this, and up to 20% Pinot Meunier has been made all the more alluring by the addition of in the range of 33% Chardonnay.
Reserve wines also play their part in this expressive drink. Taken from 5 or 6 previous harvests, these make up as much as 35% in case. Of course, these wines have been isolated to maintain their quality, and all this leads the Brut Yellow Label Veuve Clicquot to have a beautiful dress that shimmers with yellow gold and lots of tiny bubbles.
On the nose, the Brut is powerful and fruity. Once the white and dried fruit starts to diminish, expect the essence of vanilla and brioche to come tumbling through with charm and vigor.
On the palate, what we have here is all about style, dynamics and freshness – all leading to an overall feeling of finesse and power that keeps people coming back for more time and time again. It's a trio of qualities that creates harmony effortessely, keeping things vinous, giving off an aroma that is a mix of fruits and spices.
Champagne Blending :
- 50 to 55 % pinot noir
- 28 to 33 % pinot meunier
- 15 to 20 % chardonnay
Tasting Tips :
Conservation: to drink now Degustation : 11 ° C as an aperitif or with a meal