- A limited production of just 1911 bottles in honour of great grandfather Clouet
- Sensational producer, well-known for his Pinot noir-led wines
- Pair with poached chicken, celeriac puree and roasted potatoes
This is a 100% pinot noir - Blanc de Noirs from Jean-François Clouets' 10 best vineyard plots a.k.a Lieu-dit and has called this the ‘golden square of Bouzy’.
"A richly-textured, expansive champagne, the 1911 bursts from the glass with expressive layers of perfumed Pinot fruit. The wine possesses stunning depth, clarity and precision in an utterly engaging style, with never-ending waves of fruit that caress the palate from start to finish. Precise chalky notes frame a sublime finish. " - Wine Advocate
The winemaker is purposely vague about what goes into this wine as to keep it a bit of a mystery. From what we know, it is 50% coming from the vibrant and fresh harvest of 2012 which was fermented in barriques bought from the Sauternes producer - Chateau Doisy-Daëne.
The other 50% is a solera of reserve wines; which go back to 1996. Full malolactic fermentation is carried out and fermented at a slightly lower bar pressure making this quite the creamy, silky experience.