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Named after the trailblazing Madame Clicquot, La Grande Dame was created to celebrate the maison’s 200th anniversary. The 2006 vintage is an exquisite blend of grand cru grapes. Rare, legendary, elegant, this prestige cuvee is also a tribute to Madame Clicquot, also known as the “Grande Dame de la Champagne”.The grape harvest in 2006 defied expectations. Winemakers overcame unfavorable weather conditions to craft a vintage with with freshness and silkiness as well as minerality in true Veuve Clicquot style.
How to enjoy
- Service temperature - 50-54°F
- When to drink - Drink now through 2027+
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (50-59°F), dark place, and away from vibrations
- Closure - Cork
- Additional information - Contains sulfites
- Alcohol by volume - 12.5%
Blend and Origin
Veuve Clicquot Vintage La Grande Dame Blanc 2006
An almost equal blend of pinot noir (53%) and chardonnay (47%), the 2006 vintage reflects the turbulent conditions of that year’s growing season. The pinot noir was sourced from the Montagne de Reims villages of Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy and Verzenay, while the chardonnay came from the celebrated Côte des Blancs villages of Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.
More to try
Serve alongside delicate dishes to let this vintage shine
Crisp and fresh, La Grande Dame Blanc 2006 partners well with native oysters or plump scallops with sea beans.
Salmon gravlax with an avocado mousse or roasted lobster claw in a light sauce will both work well.
Try a delicate dessert incorporating candied lemon or orange peel.