Champagne house Veuve Clicquot will be opening two new wineries in the next two years, with the aim of increasing its production capacity by around 20%. 'Veuve Clicquot is investing heavily in rosé production, as consumption of rosé champagne globally is growing by around 4%,' explained Lucy Warren, champagne ambassador for Moët Hennessy UK.
Speaking at a portfolio tasting of Moët Hennessy's rosé champagnes, Warner confirmed that one new Veuve Clicquot winery will open next year in the Aube, while a second opening is planned for the following year in the west of the Champagne region.
Veuve Clicquot is currently the second-largest vineyard owner in Champagne, with 383 hectares of vines, behind Moët & Chandon, which owns 1,190ha. In addition Veuve buys in around 85% of its grapes from growers.