Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé is the ultimate drink of summer as the new bubbly is designed to be served over ice in a wider-rimmed glass than a flute with fresh fruit. Champagne on the rocks isn’t an innovative way to serve an old drink but a new drink in its own right.
The Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé is suggested to be served with lime, pineapple, ginger and Earl Grey tea. Madame Clicquot, who founded the Champagne house, was the first to create a blended rosé Champagne in 1818. Carrying on this tradition, Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé includes 12% red wine, while the blend itself is the same as the original Rich – 45% Pinot Noir, 40% Meunier 40% and 15% Chardonnay. The Veuve Rich Rosé has 60g per litre of sugar and is made with a higher proportion of spicy pinot meunier to give it more presence when drunk cold.In both expressions, the Pinot Noir is given a higher dosage to increase the wine’s overall sugar content to 60g/l. A greater proportion of Meunier meanwhile is intended to emphasise “fresh, fruity and gourmand” notes. It is aged for a minimum of three years before release. Veuve Clicquot also has a Rich Reserve Champagne in its portfolio released as a vintage wine.
Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé is available from Selfridges with a price tag of $86.