Hot! Veuve Clicquot x Yayoi Kusama: A Message of Hope and Optimism

Yayoi Kusama with La Grande Dame 2012 (Image courtesy of Yayoi Kusama

La Grande Dame by Yayoi Kusama is a message of hope and optimism, especially striking as 2021 draws to a close. The iconic Japanese artist has adorned the La Grande Dame 2012 case and bottle with her iconic symbols: flowers and polka dots.

Playful, lively, and laughing, Veuve Clicquot’s new vintage, La Grande Dame 2012, perfectly expresses the House’s love for Pinot Noir. Yayoi Kusama and Veuve Clicquot’s creative universes mix and mingle together in a sparkling, daring and optimistic collaboration.

Hailing from the critically acclaimed 2012 harvest in Champagne, the prestige cuvée is almost entirely made with Pinot Noir, with just 10% Chardonnay added to the blend to bring additional freshness. Pinot Noir demands the very finest expertise from the Cellar Master and the winemaking team. Fragile and delicate, Pinot Noir also poses a challenge to those working in the vineyard. The Pinot Noir grape expresses itself differently depending on its terroir, exposure, and the specific year’s harvest conditions. It is perhaps the grape with the biggest capacity to surprise.

La Grande Dame 2012 by Yayoi Kusama

La Grande Dame’s DNA centers on the excellence of Pinot Noir, which determines whether a year will be declared a vintage or not, and the extraordinary quality of its grapes mainly from Grands Crus and the House’s historic plots. The grapes used for La Grande Dame come from some of the most prestigious in Champagne: Aÿ, in the Grande Vallée de la Marne, as well as Verzenay, Verzy, Ambonnay and Bouzy in the Montagne de Reims.

La Grande Dame 2012, with its versatile composition driven by Veuve Clicquot’s extraordinary savoir-faire, is not only a delight today, but also a promise of celebration for years to come.

La Grande Dame 2012 (750ml) retails at S$278, and is available on Le Rouge e-store.

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