So for my wine pick this week, obviously a champagne. One of the most celebrated and recognized Champagnes in the world.I actually selected this Champagne for a couple of reasons..
First of all of course, because I love it. Its often my go-to bubbly, it is elegant, very sophisticated beautiful fine bubbles and a gentle mousse. Fruity with notes of citrus and a touch of mineral and I love the toasty aroma, and the hint of brooch. So delicious, so seductive on the palate. The Champagne is Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne Pinot Noir/Chardonnay.
The other reason, there’s quite a story behind this Champagne house that was founded in 1772.
It’s a tale about a remarkable lady who at the tender age of 27, tragically was widowed and left at the helm, or in charge essentially of running this Champagne house. Defying all the odds she took over the reins, bold, confident, the 1st businesswoman of the century many say… she lead the charge, she invented the riddling process, still used today, she created the first vintage Champagne, and to a great extent thanks to Barbe Nicole, Veuve Cliquot is a brand so well known all over the world, an image of great quality, of great taste elegance and when you need to bring a bottle of bubbly to a special occasion or dinner, you just know the host will be very happy when she sees the yellow-orange label of Veuve Clicquot! Perfect paired with potato chips too!