The company owns 280 hectares of vineyards in fertile regions of France. The history of the brand dates back to 1772. In 1777 a consignment of first bottles arrived in Prague, and at the beginning of the 19th century the excellent champagne also reached Moravia. It was supplied to local traders and to aristocratic mansions.
In 1805 François Clicquot, a son of the brand founder, suddenly died, leaving young widow Nicole-Barbe Clicquot, née Ponsardin. This imaginative and bold woman took over the company management although her farther-in-law did not like it; she bought best vineyards and invented "remuage", a system for removing sediments from bottles. She fought relentlessly against fakes and was so successful in her business that she became a living legend.
The Clicquot-Ponsardin dynasty has always observed its principle to prefer quality to quantity during the manufacture of its wines, which is a guarantee of the high level attributed to this brand.
Let your senses enjoy the great experience of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin champagne.
Dec 2, 2008 9:58 PM