“La Grande Dame – a middle-aged or elderly woman who is stylish and highly respected”
And let’s face it, it wouldn’t quite have the same appeal if it was called “Barbe-Nicole”.
But it is Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin that this wine is named after. She also went by the name of Madame Clicquot, Widow Clicquot and Veuve Clicquot (Veuve means ‘Widow’ in French). This legendary woman took over her husband’s wine business when she became a widow aged just 27 and from there helped turn this world wide Champagne juggernaut into what it is today.
This very special vintaged Champagne is named in honour of her. Produced two-thirds using Pinot Noir grapes, aged a minimum eight years in chalk cellars and only produced in exceptional years.
For this latest 2015 vintage Clicquot collaborated with Italian artist Paola Paronetto to create six unique and collectable VCP La Grande Dame gift boxes.
“In all my works, I search for a balance between joy and creativity. My connection to nature constantly inspires me to look towards a better future. For this new edition of La Grande Dame, I created a range of six nuanced colors and created a graphic play of light to show them at their best.”