Champagne is a wine of legend. The entire history of the Veuve Clicquot House is marked by mythical wines, all of which respect the demand for quality that was the force that drove Madame Clicquot. True to this heritage, the House is proud of its motto: 'Only one quality, the finest'. A short lineage of just 10 Cellar Masters has led this quest for quality, thereby ensuring the continuity of the Veuve Clicquot style: strength and complexity.
The Veuve Clicquot vineyards cover 515 hectares, of which 485 hectares are in production, to supply grapes to the House. The productive vineyards are split between land belongng to Veuve Clicquot (360 hectares) itself and land owned by the LVMH group (125 hectares). It spreads over the very best Champagne growth areas: 12 of the 17 Grands Crus and 19 of the 44 Premiers Crus. The vineyards boast an exceptional average classification of close to 97% and the vines are mostly planted on the hillside where the soil is the shallowest and exposure to the sun is at a maximum.
A champagne house is judged primarily on the quality of its Brut non-vintage,which, more than any other wine reveals its art of assemblage. Powerful and complex, the Brut Yellow ensures continuity of the House style and offers a rare "aromatic brand" which lives long in the memory.