Champagne Veuve Clicquot was established in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot. When Philippe's son, Francois, died in 1805, his wife Barbe Nicole Ponsardin was left a widow at the age of 27. Against all tradition, the audacious Madame Clicquot took over the family business and built one of the greatest champagne houses in the world, making her one of the top business women of modern times. In 1810, she renamed the house Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin and produced its first vintage wine. Delivering on its motto, “Only one quality, the finest,” Veuve Clicquot is known internationally for its classically styled and full-bodied champagne. Qualities range from Brut Yellow Label to Veuve Clicquot Rosé to La Grande Dame, Veuve Clicquot’s prestige cuvee.