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Veuve launches Rich rosé ‘cocktail’ Champagne

Veuve Clicquot has launched a rosé variant of its “Rich” Champagne, specifically designed for mixing in cocktails.

PRO.RI54 (Native) [MHISWF105175 Revision-1]On sale this month, a year after the inaugural Rich release, Rich Rosé is designed to be served over ice in a wider-rimmed glass than a flute with fresh fruit.

Recommended partners include lime, pineapple, ginger and Earl Grey tea. Madame Clicquot, who founded the Champagne house, was the first to create a blended rosé Champagne in 1818. Carrying on this tradition, Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé includes 12% red wine, while the blend itself is the same as the original Rich – 45% Pinot Noir, 40% Meunier 40% and 15% Chardonnay.

In both expressions, the Pinot Noir is given a higher dosage to increase the wine’s overall sugar content to 60g/l. A greater proportion of Meunier meanwhile is intended to emphasise “fresh, fruity and gourmand” notes.

It is aged for a minimum of three years before release. Veuve Clicquot also has a Rich Reserve Champagne in its portfolio released as a vintage wine.

Rich Rosé is available from Selfridges with an RRP of £64.99.

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