LVMH-owned champagne house Vueve Cliquot launched its Extra Brut Extra Old champagne in the Hong Kong market earlier this week.
The Veuve Cliquot Extra Brut Extra Old range was launched in London earlier this year and is described as "an extraction of Yellow Label" by cellar master Dominique Demarville.
This special cuvée champagne is made using six vintages of the renowned French champagne house's reserve wines spanning over three decades from 1988 to 2010. The champagne house further highlighted that the wine is aged further for another three years after blending. This was done to enhance the champagne's depth and nuances.
Additionally, the wine is said to carry Yellow Label's trademark characters and toasty smoothness. In contrasts to its recent launches, the Veuve Cliquot Extra Brut Extra Old stands as the LVMH-owned marque's first ever 'official' low-dosage cuvée.
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Unlike the Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label blend it underpins, the Veuve Cliquot Extra Brut Extra Old wasn't meant to be a mass seller like the former. Instead, it stands more as an exclusive champagne that's targeted specifically towards discerning drinkers.
Presently, there are no indications whether this special bottling by the French champagne house will be imported into the local market just yet.