Art of wine

At Veuve Clicquot, the vine is considered to be the nourishing mother and is therefore the focus of everyone’s attention. Throughout the seasons, it receives the care necessary to ensure that it develops fully with a view to revealing the best of itself: grapes of exceptional quality.

From the vineyard to the bottle

Winter is the season for pruning, carried out patiently by hand until the end of March. Then comes the tying up: the vine stocks left over after pruning are tied to a trellis. In May, those shoots with little or no grapes are cut off in what is known as ébourgeonnage, or bud pruning. All throughout the spring, the vines are protected if necessary in a reasoned way from disease and pests. The appearance of blossoms, around 20 June, is considered take place 100 days before the beginning of the harvest. While waiting for the harvest to take place, the branches of the vines are raised to a vertical position and tied to the trellis and the budding shoots are trimmed to guarantee optimum photosynthesis.

All the stages

Respecting the environment : a long-standing commitment

As a guarantee of our House motto “Only one quality, the finest”, respect for the land is part of our heritage as well as essential to our core business. A fundamental value that we share with all of our partners and our clients, it dictates all the initiatives we take with regard to preserving the environment, through five major commitments :

  • Monitoring environmental risks
  • Reducing the ecological impact of our business
  • Pursuing a policy of responsibility with a view to improving our performance
  • Involving all our employees and partners in our approach to protecting the environment
  • Sharing our environmental requirements/values

More about our commitments