Veuve Clicquot Brut Vintage Rosé 2008

$89.99
$80.99

SKU 4392

750ml

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ROBE: A bright pink color with light copper hues. Very delicate bubbles forms. AROMAS: Fresh red fruits (strawberry, raspberry, cherry). Citrus fruit fragrances (grapefruit). Lightly spiced notes of cinnamon and vanilla. Dried fruit and brioche 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. The quality of this harvest was exceptional, with great potential for aging. Naturally then, 2008 was declared a Veuve Clicquot Vintage, the third in the decade following 2002 and 2004 and the House's 65th since its first Vintage of 1810. 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 constitute the spices of the blend. Their aromas are very lightly woody, vanilla and toasted aromas.
Category Sparkling Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Champagne
Brand Veuve Clicquot
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Wine AdvocateThe pink-orange colored 2008 Vintage Brut Rosé (disgorged March 2015) offers a very delicate, clear and elegant bouquet with juniper flavors. Clear, elegant and fresh on the palate, this is a round and well-structured, yet still very young Rosé with fine tannins and a nice grip in the finish. This is a refreshing palate cleanser that needs food or another 10-20 years to shine. Try it with pata negra or traditional Japanese dishes.

Stephan Reinhardt, June 2016

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