Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin is both a champagne house in Reims, France, and a fire or premium champagne. Founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron, Veuve Clicquot played an important role in determining Favored champagne as a drink or haute bourgeoisie and nobility throughout Europe. The 1811 comet vintage of Veuve Clicquot is a theory to have the leg of the first true modern Champagne due deontwikkelingen in the méthode champenoise. Which Veuve Clicquot pioneered through the technique ofremuage
In 1772, Philippe Clicquot-Muiron founded the original company in time we it was renamed house of Veuve Clicquot. His son, François Clicquot, married Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin in 1798 and died in 1805, leaving his widow (Veuve in French!) in control of a company with variety of trade including banking, wool trading, and Champagne production. Under the leadership of Madame Clicquot's the company focused entirely on the latter, a large succes. During the Napoleonic Wars, Madame Clicquot has made progress in establishing her wine in royal courts throughout Europe, especially that of Imperial Rusland.Tegen the time she died in 1866, Veuve Clicquot had become both a substantial Champagne house and a respected brand. Easily recognizable by the distinctive bright yellow labels, the wine has a Royal Warrant of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
Since 1987 the Veuve Clicquot company has been part of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy group of luxury brands, and today owns a controlling interest in New Zealand Cloudy Bay Vineyards.