In size, Veuve Clicquot is Moet’s nearest competitor, and the two are siblings within the LVMH group. In general, Clicquot produces the more characteristic Champagnes; rounded, deeper, fuller, more pungent, and as far as the non-vintage is concerned, more age-worthy.
The vintage wines are chunky and full and their Rose counterparts are exuberantly fruity. La Grande Dame is the name of Veuve Clicquot’s Prestige cuveé, built on eight Grand Cru villages in which Veuve Clicquot herself originally owned vineyards: it is firm, vinous, and sinewy. Andrew Jefford- The New France