Imagine the audacity of such a decision at a time when women were not even allowed to open a bank account in their name! They were considered a "family good", a bit like a vineyard.
Madame Clicquot played a crucial role in the creation of modern Champagne.
Since the acquisition of its first plot of Pinot Noir Grand Cru, Clos Colin, Veuve Clicquot has become the second largest owner of Champagne vineyards: 95% of the 393 hectares owned by the House are classified as Grands Crus and Premiers Crus.
Madame Clicquot and her successor, Édouard Werlé, possessed a real spirit of conquest. Madame Clicquot used to say "I want my Champagne to be the first, from New York to St. Petersburg". Before the first half of the 19th century, Veuve Clicquot was enthroned on the tables of the main European royal courts. Veuve Clicquot wines were so famous all over Europe that, in Russian, "Klikofskoé", inspired by Clicquot, became the generic term for ordering Champagne.
A visionary and lasting commitment to customers and its commercial networks. Madame Clicquot paid considerable attention to public relations and communication. She also wrote many letters.
For the past 20 years, Veuve Clicquot has been using sustainable viticulture techniques.
Today, the 300 plots are cultivated as gardens and the House is strongly committed to the development of an environmentally friendly vineyard culture.
Innovation and daring creativity are at the heart of the history of the House as well as in each of its areas of activity: products and processes, service items, sustainable development, design and communication.
Veuve Clicquot has been working on its "Pinot Noir" signature since 1772. Thanks to its exceptional collection of wines, its "haute couture" blends and the importance given to time, Veuve Clicquot continues to offer a range of wines of great power and quality. an exceptional complexity.
The different wines of the non-vintage range present a coherent style: strength and complexity with a dominant Pinot Noir.
The vintage wines of Veuve Clicquot are racy and powerful. They express both the distinction and strength of Pinot Noir and the characteristics of the same year. Produced in an extremely limited and selective way.
Vintages over 20 years old, in both white and rosé, are carefully selected after specific dosing and disgorging.
Today, Veuve Clicquot remains a symbol of elegance while maintaining a happy twist!