A Champagne house that needs little introduction.
Nicole Barbe Ponsardin, the widow or veuve as it is in French, took over the house at the tender age of 27. Her resolve ensured Veuve was shipped to Russia disguised in coffee barrels and is renowned for establishing the now common-place riddling process, or remuage, used today.
Pinot Noir grapes from Bouzy, produces wines of supple finesse, elegance and drinkability.
Champagne is the world's original and most famous region for the production of sparkling wine. A range of styles are produced from the Non-Vintage, through Rose, Vintage and more recently a host of prestige, Vintage luxury cuvees. The three permitted grape varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.