Rich Reserve is the fruit of research into the best vintage and dosage to pair with gourmet food. The wine has the power and structure typical of the house’s vintage wines, tempered by the sweetness of a dosage judiciously calculated by our cellarmaster and his team. This warmer balance makes it a great table champagne. It lends itself to the most imaginative combinations. Veuve Cliquot Posardin is the only great champagne house to have included a dosed vintage in its wine range.
The nose is intense and particularly complex. Notes of fresh yellow fruits (peaches on the vine, apricots, Mirabelle plums) married with subtle variations of candied fruit, honey, bergamot, and tropical fruits (passion fruit, mangoes) convey a sensation of opulent exuberance. The wine is full on the palate, with the dosage providing depth to the overall structure. This additional sweetness bestows a highly characteristic texture and gastronomic personality on Rich Reserve 1998. The sugar is perfectly combined with the wine: its role is to enhance the aromas which are already present. This chameleon-like, gourmet wine is the perfect choice for somewhat unusual combinations and is a delicious accompaniment to Asian cooking and sweet and savoury combinations.