To celebrate the edition of the most iconic new vintage in the Veuve Clicquot repertoire, the house called on the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama to illustrate all the emotion provided by the 2012 La Grande Dame vintage!
La Grande Dame 2012 By Yayoi Kusama
While Yayoi Kusama is not his first collaboration with the Veuve Clicquot house, it is considered to be an event in the art world. Already in 2006, the Japanese artist covered the most famous of Veuve Clicquot’s portraits with her hypnotizing polka dots, at a charity auction in Tokyo.
But this time, in 2020, it is the bottle and case of the emblematic La Grande Dame 2012 cuvée that are dressed in Kusama pop art!
The result of this colorful collaboration is 100 numbered pieces of Champagne La Grande Dame 2012 – dubbed the very poetic title: “My Heart That Blooms in The Darkness of The Night.”
And the cuvée is already iconic – initiated in 1972, its champagnes honor the legacy left by “& nbsp; La Grande Dame du champagne. & nbsp;” A heritage that helps strive for excellence, surprise tastes and make champagne one of the most elegant rituals in life.
To this, Yayoi Kusama’s creation for Veuve Clicquot also joins one of the adages of Veuve Clicquot herself; she who liked to say: “Our wines must flatter both the palate and the eye. “
An artistic transfiguration of the effervescence of Veuve Clicquot bubbles, Yayoi Kusama’s peas clearly echo here the joy that this exceptional champagne brings!
Because powerful and delicate, the La Grande Dame 2012 vintage indeed provokes a thousand and one sensations, and many delights!
Didier Mariotti, Cellar Master Veuve Clicquot says it very rightly: “The magic of this blend consists in magnifying wines to achieve balance and harmony. At Veuve Clicquot, the quality of Pinot Noir determines whether a year will be vintage. The 2012 one certainly was – and the 2012 La Grande Dame vintage expresses its perfection.
A perfection again captured by the words of Didier Mariotti: “La Grande Dame 2012 is a wine that is both precise and airy. This new vintage offers a strong minerality, associated with the freshness of its youth. Its aging potential is immense. “
These 100 very special editions of La Grande Dame 2012 champagne are therefore coupled with this taste for avant-garde and excellence – a strong identity shared by Yayoi Kusame and Veuve Clicquot!