Collection: Veuve Clicquot

Champagne, France

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Founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot, the Clicquot House would rise to prominence under the leadership of an unlikley figure. Madame Clicquot, recognized as “La Grande Dame” of Champagne, took charge of the business at the age of 27 following the unexpected passing of her husband and Philippe’s son, François Clicquot. She would become one of the first pioneering businesswomen of the modern era, cementing her legacy by not only creating the first recorded vintage champagne in the region but also inventing the riddling table and the first rosé d’assemblage.

The house continued to gain renown throughout the twentieth century. Their reputation for high-quality champagne production would be cemented in 1986 when the brand was acquired by Louis Vuitton, forming Moët-Hennessy - Louis Vuitton (LVMH) the following year. Since then, Veuve Clicquot’s orange label has become an iconic symbol of Champagne.

Upholding their reputation for quality, the brand invests time and precision in the production process. The house’s current cellar master, Didier Mariotti, is the eleventh in a lineage spanning over 240 years. Collaborating with a team of ten to twelve winemakers, they rigorously taste the wines over a five to six-month period. Veuve Clicquot stands out by utilizing 40 to 45% reserve wines in their blends.