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Wine Wednesday: Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label

by Ted Scheffler
- Posted // 2011-08-31 - I’m a longtime fan of Veuve Clicquot and have all too infrequently enjoyed Veuve’s La Grande Dame and Brut Rose Reserve. But for everyday Champagne, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV is an excellent choice.

It’s a nonvintage Champagne with the distinctive orange-colored label the shade of egg yolks. Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is made from two-thirds black grapes (Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) and one-third Chardonnay, in a classic style that is full-bodied and complex, with wonderful citrusy crispness. The price for Clicquot Yellow Label ranges from $29 for a 375 ml. split to $300 for a party-size 3-liter bottle. A standard-size 750 ml. bottle will run you $50 here.

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is wonderful when paired as an aperitif with French Gruyere cheese puffs called gougeres. And, for you fashionistas, Veuve also offers Yellow Label NV Brut in a stylish neoprene "ice jacket" bottle that’s portable and oh-so-chic. It’s got top-stitch seams and leather trim—a tailored, insulated cooler bag with a side zipper and functional neck strap. Ensconced in the ice jacket, your chilled bottle of Veuve will retain its temperature for about two hours—perfect for a picnic or camping, bargain priced at $50.

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