This July, Veuve Clicquot will be launching a new auteur wine, Extra Brut Extra Old, a premium cuvee blended from its reserve wines.
Master Dominique Demarville wanted to isolate the essence of Yellow Label, and as such assembled six years of Veuve’s reserve wines, spanning from 1988 to 2010, singling out the properties that make Yellow Label so well regarded.
Clear to the eye with a fine golden effervescence, it has an ultra low dosage, despite owing its richness to the reserve wines used in its composition.
The Extra Brut Extra Old is described as ‘intense and powerful yet balancing its depth with a fresh mineral purity.’
The wine can be partnered with light, delicate dishes as well as richer flavours.
The wines blended for Extra Brut Extra Old are first aged on the lees in vats for a minimum of three years in the House’s vat rooms in Reims. Once bottled, its flavours and nuances deepen throughout an additional three years of aging in the House’s cellars. This double maturation gives Extra Brut Extra Old its notes and depth in its nuances.
Extra Brut Extra Old will be available in 75cL bottles as well as magnums bottles, and will retail at fine wine specialists and restaurants.