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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 by Yayoi Kusama

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The iconic Japanese, Yayoi Kusama, artist sends a cheerful message to the whole world by imagining a unique, joyful and colorful creation specifically made for Veuve Clicquot.
It is with its iconic symbols, that Yayoi Kusama adorns La Grande Dame 2012 case and bottle. The opulent flower symbolizes vital energy, love and celebration of life. The polka dots, Yayoi Kusama's signature patterns are reworked like champagne bubbles to embody La Grande Dame 2012.
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TASTING NOTES:
Complex, silky and elegant

Aroma

On the nose, white flowers are followed by apple, pear and peach, and then almond and frangipane.

Taste

More complexity is revealed on the palate: dried apricot, hazelnuts and honey. This is a silky, elegant cuvée with depth thanks to a period of ageing.

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Didier Mariotti

Cellar Master, Veuve Clicquot

HOW TO ENJOY CHAMPAGNE BLANC

HOW TO ENJOY:
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012

  • Service temperature - 10-12°C
     
  • When to drink - From now to 2035
     
  • Alcohol by volume - 13.50 % Vol.
     
  • Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (10-15°C), dark place, and away from vibrations
     
  • Health warning - Contains sulphites
     
  • Closure - Cork
     
  • Dosage - Brut
     
BLEND & ORIGIN CHAMPAGNE

BLEND AND ORIGIN:
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012

Despite a challenging start weather wise, the summer of 2012 offered plenty of sunshine and warmth that helped the pinot noir (90%) and chardonnay (10%) reach maturity and balance, like those in 1989 and 2002.
 

It has a blend of grapes from some of Champagne's most prestigious grands crus vineyards, including Aÿ, Verzenary, Verzy, Ambonnay and Bouzy.

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The Artist

Despite 150 years that separate them, parallels can be drawn between the lives of Madame Clicquot and Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Fighters, pioneers, entrepreneurs, modern women, writers – these facets are united in the optimism and creative power of the flower, an artwork created by a grande dame of art in tribute to a grande dame of champagne.

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The Collaboration

The story began in 2006 when Yayoi Kusama used her distinctive polka dot pattern to reimagine a classic painting of Madame Clicquot for a charity auction in Tokyo. Entitled Twist with Madame Clicquot!, it inspired a collaboration between Veuve Clicquot, an iconic champagne maison founded by a determined and successful woman, and Kusama, a world-renowned female artist.

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The Design

The flower on the gift box is decorated in playful colours, while inside, the label of La Grande Dame has been reimagined with Kusama's distinctive polka dots, to symbolize the vibrant sparkle of champagne bubbles.

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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 by Yayoi Kusama
Bottle with gift box - 75 cL