Andre Clouet Grand Cru Brut Rose Champagne. 100% Pinot Noir. The nose on this wine shows quite a bit of strawberry and yeast with an intense note of field fresh strawberry. The palate is very balanced with moderate acidity and an excellent seam of cream.
Jean-François Clouet, who was born and raised in Bouzy, still lives in the 17th century village house built by his ancestors. As his family were the official printers to Louis XV’s Royal Court at Versailles, Jean-Francois takes great pride in his family lineage. He is also well aware of the influence his family has contributed to the grand and tumultuous history of the region. Acknowledging the privilege and significance of his standing, he strives to continually improve upon the estate and wines by drawing from its past as well as implementing changes that ultimately improve the quality of his wines.
The domaine’s 8ha (20 acres) of Grand Cru vineyards are situated in the coveted middle slopes of Ambonnay and Bouzy. They make a full range of Champagnes, culminating in the glorious Cuvée 1911, which is comprised of 100% Pinot Noir from Clouet’s ten best lieux-dits in Bouzy.
The wines of André Clouet offer remarkable complexity with notably creamy textures due to Jean-François’ tradition of extended aging on the lees.