Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2008


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(185,33 / 1 L)

Vive les femmes!
No other champagne is a better symbol of emancipation and feminism. As “bold” as its namesake, with a unique freshness.

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The Champagne

La Grand Dame – this champagne is as bold and unique as its namesake!

After the death of her husband in 1805, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot-Ponsardin took over the management of the small champagne house founded by her father-in-law. While at that time the emancipation of women and feminism were not even in their infancy, “Widow Clicquot,” the literal translation of the champagne brand, single-handedly turned a small family business into a company operating throughout Europe. A success story for which Madame Clicquot needed one trait above all – to be daring. And, perhaps, just a tad foufou…

In honor of the Champagne region’s grand dame, Veuve Clicquot releases a vintage champagne named after her in good years of harvest: La Grande Dame.

The high percentage of Pinot Noir (a full 92%!) lends this vintage champagne incredible structure and strength, accompanied by a fresh minerality, delicate texture and elegant complexity.

The year 2008 is one of the best vintages of the famous champagne house Veuve Clicquot. The prestigious champagne was allowed to mature for a full 10 years in the centuries-old cellars of the house. An exceptional champagne that has the potential to become a true classic.

So Mesdames et Messieurs, treat yourselves! Vive les femmes!


Tasting Note

  • In the glass, sparkling gold with amber reflections.
  • On the nose, a fruity bouquet dominated by seductive scents of white peach and bergamot.
  • Außerdem leichte Anklänge von Vanille.
  • Full-bodied and powerful on the palate. The high proportion of Pinot Noir provides a perfect balance between freshness and structure.

Pair with

  • This champagne is a perfect aperitif and harmonizes nicely with oysters and shellfish.
  • It also goes great with fish (eg. sea bass) or chicken.

Shelf life

La Grande Dame 2008 has a high aging potential. The champagne will develop well in wine cellars until 2030 and beyond.

The Champagne House Veuve Cliquot

Veuve Clicquot is the second largest champagne house after Moët & Chandon and, like Moët, now belongs to the luxury group LVMH. At the beginning of the 19th century, the young widow of the former owner François Clicquot, Nicole-Barbe Clicquot-Ponsardin, took over the family business and expanded it into an international company. The widow Clicquot-Ponsardin was a true champagne enthusiast and formative in the development of the champagne production! She invented the first rosé champagne, the first shaking desk and also contributed to the typical champagne disgorging process.


Additional information

Product Features

Champagne House

Veuve Clicquot




Almond & Nut, creamy, full-bodied & well-rounded, mineral, ripe fruit




12.0 % vol

Grape varieties

92% Pinot noir, 8% Chardonnay

Pair with

Aperitif, Cheese, Fish, Oysters

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