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Madame Clicquot was born in Reims in 1777. As the daughter of Baron Nicolas Ponsardin, she enjoyed an excellent education in keeping with her social status, based on traditional morals and the values of the time.
In 1798, she married François Clicquot, son of the founder of the House of Clicquot. François shared his passion and knowledge of champagne production and marketing with his young wife. This time at her husband's side enabled Madame Clicquot to take the reins in the family after François' early death in 1805.
At a time when women had no role in business, she dared to take the reins of the company, a role she fulfilled with passion and determination.
Madame Clicquot's character can be summed up in two words: bold and clever. She seized every new opportunity that arose, took risks and was thus able to expand her business worldwide. Uncompromising when it came to the quality of her wines, she perfected new production techniques. She invented the "table de remuage" (the shaking table) to clarify Champagne and created the very first blend of rosé Champagne. Within just a few years, she turned her name into a top brand that is still famous all over the world. Even then, her colleagues recognised her outstanding contributions and referred to her as the "Grande Dame of Champagne"
MOTTO OF THE HOUSE OF VEUVE CLICQUOT:
ONE QUALITY, THE BEST
Champagne is a legendary wine. The entire history of the Veuve Clicquot House is marked by legendary wines, all of which reflect the desire for quality that has been Madame Clicquot's lifelong drive. True to this heritage, the House prides itself on its motto: "Only one quality, the best". A short line of just 10 cellar masters has guided this pursuit of quality, ensuring the continuity of Veuve Clicquot's style: strength and complexity. Veuve Clicquot favours excellence and quality. Only juice from the cuvée (the first - and noblest - pressing) is used.