Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec & Godiva Chocolates Gift Set
Demi-Sec, a slightly sweet style of Champagne, is at its best when served with desserts. Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec, marked by fresh peach, nectarine and orange blossom, pairs beautifully with the Godiva 19-piece Gold Ballotin. In each piece you will discover exquisitely rich, velvety chocolate, with fascinating flavors and intriguing textures. Truly irresistible!
Wine Gift Set Includes:
- Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec Champagne
A Champagne House is eventually judged on the quality of its Brut Non-Vintage. It is in the making of such a wine that the true Art of Champagne blending reveals itself. This is an art in which the House of Veuve Clicquot excels. The Brut Yellow Label reflects the superb vineyards and the consistent nature of Veuve Clicquot House style. The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, while a touch of Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse essential in a perfectly balanced wine.
- Godiva Assorted Chocolate Gold Gift Box, 19 pc.
Inside the gorgeous gift box await 19 luscious creations, including milk, dark, and white chocolates with classic Belgian fillings like silky ganaches, creamy pralines, rich caramels, fruits, and nuts. 7.2 oz.
- Any pictured glassware is for display purposes and is not included.
Due to the popularity of this gift, vintages sometimes sell out. Should this happen, we will always substitute with an alternate vintage of equal or greater value. Pursuant to state laws in New York, gifts that contain both food and wine will be sent in two separate packages.
Promotional code discounts do not apply to this product.
Learn about Veuve Clicquot, the history of the brand, its innovative winemaking techniques, and its signature Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Champagne.
History of Veuve Clicquot
Veuve Clicquot, now one of the largest Champagne Houses, was founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot under the label "Clicquot". After establishing the brand throughout Europe, Russia and the United States, Philippe was joined by his son, François Clicquot, at the head of the House in 1798. Seven years later, following his untimely death, François’ young widow, Barbe Ponsardin, took over the family business at just 27 years old. The House would subsequently be renamed in her honor: ‘Veuve Clicquot’ means ‘The Widow Clicquot.’
Innovating Champagne Production
Over the course of her lifetime, Madame Clicquot (Barbe Ponsardin), developed three of the most important innovations in Champagne that are still practiced today. First, in 1810 Veuve Clicquot produced the first vintage wine in Champagne, which otherwise produced non-vintage blends. Second, in 1816 Madame Clicquot invented the riddling table to clarify Veuve Clicquot champagne, and by doing so, she improved both the quality and finesse of the wines. Riddling is now fundamental to ‘La Methode Traditionelle’ (the traditional Champagne production method) and is emulated around the world. Finally, in 1818 Madame Clicquot created the first rose champagne made through ‘assemblage’, a method where white wines are blended with red wines.
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut
The distinctive, 90+ rated, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut has been in production since 1877. It is distinguished by the dominance of Pinot Noir in its blend, which gives strength, complexity and elegance to the champagne.
Veuve Clicquot Pronunciation:
vœv kliko / vuhv klee-koh