Champagne Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label
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Awards & Ratings
Stephen Tanzer (ST) Rating 91/100
Wine Enthusiast Award 90/100
Wine Spectator Award 90/100
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Over the last several hundred years, France has been the most influential country in the wine world. France is the source of more well-known grape varieties (such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah) and winemaking practices than any other country. The names of many French wine regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne are well-known throughout the world, and the style of top French wines have long been the benchmark for winemaking in most wine-producing countries of the world.
French law divides wine into 3 categories: VDF (Vin De France) carries with it only the producer and the designation that it is from France. IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée) carries with it a specific region within France (for example IGP Languedoc). AOC (Appellation d'Origine Controlee) Wine from a particular area with many other restrictions, including grape varieties & winemaking methods.
Champagne region is located in the North-East of France, close to Belgium and Luxembourg. It's the coldest of France's wine regions and home to the world's most famous sparkling wine.
The principal grapes grown in the region include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Pinot Noir is the most widely planted grape in the Aube region and grows very well in Montagne de Reims. Pinot Meunier is the dominant grape in the Vallee de la Marne region. The Côte des Blancs is dedicated almost exclusively to Chardonnay.