Champagne Veuve Clicquot, Brut Reserve


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One of the most recognizable brands in the world, a unique colour for its packaging and label, and a rich and full-bodied set of flavours that make it hugely popular to this day: many people think Champagne and immediately think Veuve Cliquot. Or Möet et Chandon, which is funny, because they are famously part of the same ownership, who probably don't mind which brand one thinks of, so long as it's theirs.

It's quite difficult to know what to say about this Champagne house without running out of superlatives; but it's suffice to say that Champagne as we know it wouldn't exist without Veuve Clicquot.

Philippe Clicquot created the winery at the end of the 18th century and his son married Barbe Ponsardin. When she was widowed, she inherited the winery and began the modernising revolution to made the Champagnes that became the blueprint for the following century.

She made the first Vintage Champagne in 1810 and most importantly invented the riddling table in 1816, which for the first time ever, allowed for Champagnes to be made in a crystal-clear style. She then went on to make the first Rosé Champagne made from wines (rather than from adding elderberries, which had been the practice before) in 1818. What a woman.

It wasn't until 1877 that the registration of the Yellow Label took place and even this was breaking new ground in the use of a colour never before seen for a wine label... funny how the things we might assume to be a marketing ploy by today's global corporations were actually, well, the marketing ploys of pioneering companies over a hundred and forty years ago. Just goes to show that quality never goes out of fashion,

Region: Champagne

Country: France

Grape(s): Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay

Style: Rich, Medium Bodied, Elegant, Complex, Bright

Best food matches: Spicy, Shellfish, Poultry, Fine Dining

Alcohol: 12.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

You'll get free delivery when you buy 12 x 75cl bottles of wine online from The Allotment, saving you €7.99.

We charge €7.99 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

Customer reviews

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.