Founded in 1772, Veuve Clicquot has since lived by its motto, "Only one quality, the finest". Madame Clicquot herself created the very first vintage Champagne ever in 1810. Since then, every vintage has been the expression of one, exceptional harvest and the reflection of the year's weather and climate. As per 2008, it ended wonderfully with the grapes maturing in ideal conditions.
The harvests took place between mid-September and early October, in perfect weather. The signature Pinot Noir of the Veuve Clicquot style dominates (61% of the blend) and comes only from Grands & Premiers crus (Ambonnay, Bouzy, Tauxières, Avenay and Ay, but also Verzy, Verzenay and Ludes).
The Chardonnay comes entirely from the Côte des Blancs (Mesnil sur Oger, Oger, Vertus) and makes up 34%. The Meunier is from the Montagne de Reims (Ludes) and the Marne Valley (Dizy) and completes the blend (5%). New to 2008: 5% of the wines were produced and aged in wooden casks, in order to increase the strength and aromatic intensity.
These cask-aged wines act as spices to the blend. They bring very lightly woody, vanilla and toasted aromas. Vintage 2008 is the perfect combination of strength and freshness, and most of all, it is the very first entirely made by Cellar Master Dominique Demarville.
On the nose: citrus & ripe stone fruits (peach, apricot) enriched by warm notes of sweet pastries
On the palate: candied citrus fruits aromas & hints of toasted almonds. A great wine for gastronomy.
The most characterful expression of the Veuve Clicquot style
Gastronomic champagne, perfectly paired with a main dish
Maturation: 7 years in the cellars
With our FREE Click & Collect service, you can now place your order up to 12 hours in advance of collection and pick it up from one of our convenient collection points in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 in Dublin airport or in Cork airport (48 hours in advance for Cork).
Prefer to travel handsfree? You can shop online before you fly and collect your purchases on your arrival back into Ireland. We only need 12 hours* to prepare your order and we’ll have it ready and waiting for you at the Click & Collect desk in the Arrivals Hall. There are so many ways to shop at theloop.ie You can choose to collect your order at one of the following Collection Points:
Terminal 1 Departures: Our Click & Collect desk is conveniently located in The Loop Store, directly after you exit security.
Terminal 1 Arrivals: After you pass through Customs and enter the Arrivals Hall, the Click & Collect desk is conveniently located on your right.
Terminal 2 Departures: The Click & Collect desk is in the alcohol section in The Loop Store, directly after you exit security.
Terminal 2 Arrivals: Immediately after you pass through the customs screening area, you will see The Loop arrivals shopping area on your right. Our collection point is located here.
Departures: Directly after security, at the Click & Collect desk in The Loop store
Arrivals: At the Information Desk in the Arrivals Hall
*All orders for collection in Cork airport must be placed at least 48 hours in advance
Maps and Further details for Collection Points