Jean-François Clouet, who was born and raised in Bouzy, still lives in the 18th century village house built by his ancestors. As his family was the official printer to Louis XV’s Royal Court at Versailles, Jean-Francois takes great pride in his 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, Jean-François 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 domaines' 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, including most famously the glorious Cuvée 1911, which is comprised of 100% Pinot Noir from Clouet’s ten best lieux-dits in Bouzy. The production of each successive release is limited to 1911 bottles.
André Clouet "Grande Réserve" Grand Cru Brut NV
Initially showing a very fresh bouquet of high toned fruits with hints of hazelnuts and yeasty aromas, the Grande Réserve cuvée displays highly structured red fruit notes on the palate for which the area is so famous. Long lees aging, low dosage and Grand Cru Pinot Noir fruit combine for an opulent yet balanced Champagne.
André Clouet "No.3" Grand Cru Brut Rosé NV
Generous and fine. Another Champagne from Clouet that achieves both structure and opulence, yet remains focused. Plenty of bright red fruit, and very obviously Pinot Noir, yet with the finesse that make a great rosé Champagne so exceptional.
André Clouet "Silver" Grand Cru Brut Nature NV
André Clouet’s “Silver” label is pinot noir free of embellishments. Zero dosage make for a strikingly delicate and high toned rendition of Grand Cru Champagne.
André Clouet "Millésime" Grand Cru Brut 2008
Clouet’s vintage dated Grand Cru Champagne. Energetic and bold upon release, however this vintage specific Champagne truly sings with several additional years of aging in bottle. A great candidate for the cellar.
André Clouet "Cuvée 1911" Grand Cru Brut NV
The domaine’s tête de cuvée is comprised of 100% pinot noir from Clouet’s ten best lieux-dits in the Grand Cru vineyard of Bouzy. Production is limited to no more than 1911 bottles per disgorgement.
André Clouet "Le Clos de Bouzy" Grand Cru 2006
From a walled vineyard (one of only 4 Grand Cru Clos) directly behind the estate. An exceptional bottling of Grand Cru Champagne from Andre Clouet. Extremely limited production.