Veuve Clicquot champagne experiments cellar in the sea

Written by FE Online | Mumbai | Updated: Jul 14 2014, 23:33pm hrs
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Veuve Clicquot Cellar master Dominique Demarville launched the new Veuve Clicquot Cave Prive and the innovative Cellar in the Sea experiment On June 18, 2014, on Silverskr Island in land, Finland. Founded in 1772, the Maison 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, created the first vintage champagne in 1810.

The Veuve Clicquot Cave Prive is a selection of premium wines that, due to their renowned quality and remarkable aging potential, have been carefully guarded over decades, in the heart of Veuve Clicquots chalk cellars in Reims. On this occasion, an event was organised around the launch of The Cave Prive 1990 Ros, Cave Prive 1989 Blanc, Cave Prive 1982 Blanc, Cave Prive 1979 Rose in addition to a wine pairing dinner in collaboration with Michelin star Swedish chef Magnus Ek.

The famed shipwreck containing 47 bottles of Veuve Clicquot dating from 1840s was discovered in 2010 in the land archipelago. It is for this very reason that Dominique Demarville chose to reveal the Veuve Clicquot Cellar in the sea experiment; a 40 year venture to further enhance the Houses understanding of the aging process.

This experiment, which was inaugurated during the launch, involved the submersion of a selection of Veuve Clicquot wines in the Baltic Sea, within a specifically designed underwater cellar. The bottles chosen included Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label in 75mL and magnums, Veuve Clicquot Vintage Ros 2004 and Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec. Throughout the years, the wines will be compared to a similar selection of bottles kept in the Housess cellars in Reims.

Both the Cave Prive and Cellar in the Sea are testament to the heritage of innovation and audacity left behind by Madame Clicquot. With these two launches the House continues the understanding of the aging process.