On the Footsteps of Veuve Clicquot

If arriving in Champagne from Paris our tour begins with an outside visit to beautiful Chateau de Boursault built by Madame Clicquot Ponsardin in honor of the marriage of her grand daughter Marie Clémentine de Chevigné to Louis de Mortemard-Rochechouard in 1839. It was completed in 1850 when Madame Veuve Clicquot retired. We might taste the Champagnes made here made from the vineyards which grow around the castle.

If meeting in Reims, we will begin with a visit to a superb Grand Cru family producer for a cellar and production visit followed by a multi-tasting including a Rosé de Saigneé. This will be a nice comparison with our next tasting and afternoon tour at Veuve Clicquot.

You will be driven to the Grand Cru village of Bouzy, where Madame Clicquot was born and innovated Rosé Champagne made from adding pinot noir red wine for vines grown in the area. Rose, and a still red wine.

Lunch will be reserved at Chateau Rilly or similar.

After lunch we drive to Reims for the highlight of this tour which is a cellar visit and tasting at Champagne Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, which symbolizes the Art of Living to perfection. The vineyard exceeds 280 hectares at the heart of the Champagne region's finest areas, Veuve Clicquot stayed true to its founder, Madame Clicquot's creed: "only one quality, the best."

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Veuve Clicquot Visit Options:

Discovery Tour: 45min tour followed by a single Tasting Yellow Label Brut 25€pp
On the Footsteps of Madam Clicquot: 1 hr tour followed by the tasting of one glass of our Brut Yellow Label and one glass of prestige Cuvée La Grande Dame 2004. 50€pp.
Prestige Option: Small Group 4 Vintage + Yellow Label flutes paired with cheese 150€pp
Small House Visits: From 15€pp

Highlights :

▸ Cellar visit and tasting at Veuve Clicquot
▸ 2 small family producer visit and tastings in Grand Cru villages
▸ Light gastronomic lunch
▸ Outside visit of Chateau de Boursault if coming from Paris or if requested

Available Tuesday to Saturday

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