Veuve Cliquot x Paola Paronetto

Veuve Clicquot has unveiled the new 2015 vintage of La Grande Dame, with its case and bottle born from the colourful imagination of Italian designer, Paola Paronetto. Available exclusively at Clos19, Selfridges and Veuve Clicquot’s forthcoming Solaire Culture Exhibition, this new six-bottle collection, Master of Colours, is a shower of hues, infused with emotion, optimism and commitment.

In celebration of this latest must-have vintage release, champagne-lovers can explore the world of La Grande Dame 2015 x Paolo Paronetto at Veuve Clicquot’s first ever global travelling exhibition Solaire Culture from 12th May to 6th June at Piccadilly Circus, London.

A light symphony of colour, that chimes harmoniously, this collection breaks with the classic monochrome codes of prestige wines. With her talent and sensitivity, Paola Paronetto creates artworks at the crossroads of utilitarian objects and sculpture. Each La Grande Dame 2015 box is unique and signed by the artist, like all of her creations.

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La Grande Dame 2015 unveils a beautiful, golden robe that sparkles brightly. Taught and precise, it fully expresses the terroir with freshness and minerality, offering light floral notes of jasmine and acacia on the nose, evolving towards fruity notes of pear and clementine. In the mouth, its subtle, silky texture is a delight.

The new eco-pack for La Grande Dame 15, crafted sustainably in France is made from 100% natural hemp paper and 100% reusable and recyclable cardboard. Dividing the CO2 impact by three, it is a feat of innovative thinking and commitment to ever green packaging.

Jean-Marc Gallot, President and CEO of Veuve Clicquot says: “We’re delighted to continue the story of La Grande Dame, our exceptional wine, created in homage to Madame Clicquot. La Grande Dame embodies the House’s exceptional savoir-faire as well as our love of Pinot Noir. For this new vintage, we are honored to collaborate with the Italian artist Paola Paronetto. She was inspired by nature and her reading of colour to devise the new packaging and bottle for La Grande Dame 2015. Her work once again instills a deep message of optimism.”


Paola Paronetto says: “This new collaboration with such an iconic House as Veuve Clicquot allows me to explore new horizons. I’m grateful to be able to pay tribute to Madame Clicquot by interpreting this new vintage through the prism of her optimism and audacity. In all my works, I search for a balance between joy and creativity. My connection to nature constantly inspires me to look towards a better future. For this new edition of La Grande Dame, I tried a range of six nuanced colours and created a graphic play of light to show them at their best.”

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Paola Paronetto was born in Pordenone in 1965. She started her training in ceramics in Umbria and Tuscany, where she learnt the technical principles of working with clay and developed her first links with a world that immediately fascinated her. After lengthy personal research and trying numerous ceramic techniques and materials, she concentrated on paper pulp. This gave birth to her “Cartocci” collection, a rich series of sculptural objects made using a long and arduous process. These unique pieces are exhibited in the finest shops and galleries in Italy and all over the world. Over more than thirty years of research, she has developed a very personal interpretation of the ancient techniques of working clay, multiple expressions of raku, and currently porcelain and paper pulp.

La Grande Dame 15 x Paola Paronetto will be exclusively at Clos19 and Selfridges London, Manchester and Birmingham stores and on from 1st May and at the Solaire Culture Exhibition from 12th May. RRP: £170 (75cl).

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