Cave Privée by Veuve Clicquot launches with the Cellar in the Sea experiment

Veuve Cliquot released some of their historic vintages from their Cave Privée to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of their first vintage. A one-of-its-kind rare tasting of a bottle from the famed 1840’s Baltic shipwreck, the Cave Privée by Veuve Clicquot has been mastering the aging process of exceptional wines thanks to the rich heritage of the innovative Madame Clicquot, who among other additions to the champagne elaboration process.

The new Cave Privée by Veuve Clicquot, a one-of-its-kind rare tasting of a bottle was introduced on June 18th, 2014 on Silverskär Island in Äland, Finland, Dominique Demarville, Cellar Master of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin.On this occasion, the champagne house also took the opportunity of launching the first ever ‘Veuve Clicquot Cellar in the Sea experiment’. A 40 year venture to further enhance the House’s understanding of the aging process, this experiment involved the submersion of a selection of Veuve Clicquot wines in the Baltic Sea, within a specifically designed underwater cellar.

The 1990 vintage has spent 17 years ageing on its lees and a further 2 years in bottle. This has resulted in a wonderfully complex Champagne, full of brioche notes and candied orange peel. A Champagne for a truly special occasion.

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