In the recent history of Champagne, wines that were blended with a sugar for a greater sweetness were often described as rich. In Russia, it was customary for people to add sugar to their champagne.
The Rich blend is composed of 50% Pinot Noir, the main grape varietal in Veuve Clicquot's winemaking. This gives the champagne its core structure. The Meunier at 30% gives a roundness to the blend, whilst the Chardonnay at 20% completes the blend with freshness.
The fruit aromas in Veuve Clicquot Rich are elevated to sensational new heights.
Colour: bright and clear with a fine and persistent bead.
Nose: aromas of succulent fruits including peach, apricot, pineapple and mango. All are quite prevalent and dominant. There just a hint of almond in the background.
Palate: a sweet style champagne, with fresh citrus and floral notes
Finish: the finish is creamy, silky and persistent.