Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV

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Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV

Producer: Veuve Clicquot

Last updated: March 9th, 2018

Quick Summary

Unavoidable on the shelf, and always a crowd-pleaser. Veuve Clicquot’s highest selling Champagne is their Non Vintage Yellow Label. I’d argue the colour is more of an orange than a yellow, but it doesn’t matter. This wine is expertly blended each year to give a seamless and enjoyable taste to all wine drinkers. Also part of the LVMH group behemoth, meaning it is difficult to find a wine or liquor store that doesn’t stock this wine on their shelves.

What to expect?

The colour of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV

Mid pale yellow with a slight green tinge.

The smell and aroma of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV

Smells Pinot dominant, dried young apricots, with a slight hint of aged wine in the background.

The typical price of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV in Australia

RRP$ 60

What Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV tastes like

While there's an unmistakable green Pinot tang, it's not overly dominating and careful blending means it's not overly dominant
I'm always amazed at how much flavour they can pack into this very reasonably priced bottle. There's something for everyone but it's not a huge flavour bomb.
Very clean on the finish, but again, this is an NV so don't expect the flavour to hang around for more than a couple of minutes
A 9g/L dosage places this on the dry side of Brut's averages, but this doesn't taste as dry as Moet Chandon's NV
No Oak
Veuve is famous for it's use of huge oak barrels aka Foundres used during fermentation to impart a subtle oak influence that is moreish and barely perceptual to the average drinker
Look for mostly dried young apricots in terms of fruit up front mixed with some honey and yeasty characteristics further along the taste profile which don't dominate
Blending of so many different villages means this wine has a mineral softness without being earthy or noticeably chalky on the taste
Limestone / chalk

Technical Details

House -
Veuve Clicquot - LVMH
Cork -
Oak -
Fermented in oak foundres
Alcohol -
Fermentation -
A mix of stainless steel and smaller quantities of oak foundre fermented juice
Dosage -

Where you can buy Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV in Australia

Almost everywhere

Veuve Cliquot are the second largest house in Champagne (by volume) behind Moet Chandon. Both form the two pillars of LVMH’s wine unit. You’ll now realise why it’s rare not to see one of their distinctive orange labelled NV’s sitting next to a Moet in nearly every champagne section of any wine retailer in the world. While their production is huge (just under 20 million bottles) the consistency of their wines is remarkable.

Read more about Champagne house Veuve Clicquot here