Founded in Reims in 1772, the house of Veuve Clicquot remains faithful to its motto: “Only one quality, the finest.” ln 1805, Madame Clicquot took the helm and became one of the first businesswomen of modern times. An inveterate optimist, she soon became known as “la grande dame de la Champagne.” Her free spirit, audacity, and desire to innovate have inspired the House ever since, as it continues to make its mark all over the world. Despite the difficulties she encountered, she looked to the future with confidence and won the almost impossible wager, for a woman of her time, of revolutionizing the champagne industry.
Madame Clicquot created the first riddling table (an invention still used today for the essential, precise turning of each bottle), the first vintage champagne, and the first known blended pink champagne. Veuve Clicquot’s iconic wine, Brut Carte Jaune, is synonymous with expertise developed over more than two centuries as the centrepiece of the House’s exceptional heritage. The colour yellow, a feature of the House labels since 1877, is an ode to joy and optimism, the rising sun, and the expression of a core conviction at Veuve Clicquot: that each day brings the promise of new possibilities to build the brightest of futures.