Dame Clicquot, Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin, was the original “Veuve Clicquot”. In fact, the company was founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot already in the spirit of crossing the borders. It was just in 1805, that his widow became one of the first business women of modern times with growing recognition by her pairs and developing prestige.
Steeped in history yet so innovative and surprising at the same time, Veuve Clicquot has based their identity on the process of invariability and authenticity. Blending is their signature, it was Madame Clicquot who created the first “rosé d’assemblage” by blending some of her Bouzy red wines with her champagne in 1818. Now, all their faith is in reserve wines. Those wines are a collection of great wines and flavours, a library of all the specificity and past elements that previously made what Clicquot is. It is the only way to obtain perfect balance and consistency each and every time, giving identity. The potential of this library was put to test and brilliantly succeeded in the new Extra Brut, Extra old label, which makes so much sense.
Of course, you could base the personality of this house on its strong visual and marketing aspect. With strong signs (the anchor, the signature, the comet and the Yellow Label Trademark) and an impressive international presence, the image of the brand is a demonstrative one. But, considering just the visual would be missing the luxury and pure expression surrounding it with light-heartedness and a true “joie de vivre”. Serious but not too much and always with this little touch of folly that makes all the difference
This is everything that makes Veuve Clicquot’s personality.
Il ritmo incessante della primavera corre tra i filari delle nostre tenute.
E le chiome delle nostre vigne si vestono di un bellissimo verde brillante.
The incessant rhythm of spring runs among the rows of our estates. And the foliage of our vineyards is dressed in a beautiful bright green.
In tanti anni di passeggiate su questa collina, non sono mai riuscita a scattare due foto uguali.
Forse simili, ma mai identiche.
In fondo, pur essendo lo stesso luogo, sarà sempre diverso: le stagioni, la luce del mattino o del tramonto, le nuvole, il sole...
E così anche noi, non siamo mai gli stessi. Non sono mai uguali gli occhi con cui guardiamo il mondo.
Tutto cambia, si evolve, si trasforma.
Nulla è mai uguale a se stesso.
Ph.1 - aprile 2019
Ph.2 - aprile 2017
We (unfortunately) found a row of vines our pruning crew missed, but it created an opportunity to showcase some pruning results. In the ‘before’, the vine is full of shoots from last year’s growth, which are cut off, leaving two shoots, which will become this years canes. From the buds on the canes, new shoots will grow and the cycle will repeat next year. This year, we’re tying our canes using ‘VSP’ training, or vertical shoot positioning. This should allow for a good number of buds and fruit on each cane, while controlling yields, and create a narrow band along the bottom of the canopy where our fruit will hang. #vineyards#grapegrowing#wine#viticulture#niagarawine#vqa#merlot#pruning#vinetraining
It was such an honor to meet one of the top wine makers in Istria, Croatia. Moreno Coronica entered the winemaking business following his grandfather's and father's footsteps. His newly built large cellar equipped with up-to-date technology seems as if it had nothing in common with the traditional methods he uses in the vineyard. Moreno's persistence, determination and his passion towards the art of winemaking has made him one of the largest producers in Istria. His Malvasia, Gran Malvasia in particular, aged in barrique, has been considered by many, a leader in the overall assortment of white wines in Istria
🎥 and edited by @yoelkamara .