Veuve Clicquot Champagne Extra Brut Extra Old

A new cuvée made entirely from vintage reserve wines

From the elegant packaging to the silky sips sparkling post-pour, Veuve Clicquot’s forthcoming Extra Brut Extra Old champagne embodies the best of brand’s capabilities. This is a wondrous, well-priced premium cuvée and the result of internal invention. Cellar Master Dominique Demarville developed Extra Brut Extra Old, blending reserve wines drawn from 1988, 1996, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010. A composition of 47% Pinot Noir, 27% …

Aging Champagne Under the Sea

Four years after tasting 170-year-old champagne found in a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea, Veuve Cliquot’s cellar master Dominique Demarville launched Cellar in the Sea: a program for underwater aging. Demarville placed 350 bottles deep in the Baltic, with a plan in place to check them over 40 years. They aren’t the only brand to do so. A vineyard in Spain and one in the …

What 170-Year-Old Champagne Tastes Like

Champagne connoisseurs now know what the oldest recorded champagne tastes like. Discovered five years ago in a Baltic Sea shipwreck, bottles of still-corked bubbly were finally popped open for taste-testers to try out. Through labels and branding still visible on the bottles, researchers were able trace them all the way back to the 1830s or 1840s, probably from the champagne houses of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, …