La Grande Dame 2015 is imagined and designed by Paola Paronetto, an Italian designer who is an innovator in her field. She is a color crafter, with her own palette of 86 nuances, a pioneer in ceramics and a sustainable innovator. Through this collaboration, Paola Paronetto is paying tribute to Madame Clicquot and conveys optimism through the use of luminous colors. This translated into 6 colors inspired by nature, and expressing optimistic emotions, both on the giftbox collection and on the bottle labels. These gift boxes are made of next-generation material that is 100% recyclable and cuts the CO2 impact of previous packs by three, a feat of innovative thinking aligned with Veuve Clicquot’s commitment to more responsible packaging.
The world-renowned Champagne house Veuve Clicquot was founded in 1772 by the son of a well-to-do French banking family. Ironically though, it was not Philippe, nor his son François whom would make theirs a household name, but François' widow [Veuve] Barbe Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin. At the tender young age of 27 (in 1805) she became one of the first business women in modern times. She would prove to be a great asset to the world of winemaking; marketing and selling wines as far as Russia, inventing the first riddling table to make her wines crystal clear and setting the tone of innovation at the house of Clicquot that prevails today. Honoring their motto, "Only one quality, the finest" they've employed a short lineage of merely 10 Cellar Masters through the ages in their quest to maintain the utmost quality and a style that is uniquely Clicquot.