Andre Clouet


André Clouet 'Un jour de 1911' Limited release |Brut |Base 2012

Andre Clouet

André Clouet 'Un jour de 1911' Limited release

Brut Base 2012

$149.95

- 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.

 

A winemaking family of more than 2 centuries, the founder was a printer in Louis XV's court of Versailles and the wines are cellared under the family’s 17th century village house. The style of the labels reflects their heritage.

Bouzy and Ambonnay are the epicentre of pinot noir in Champagne, and the Clouet family is the privileged custodian of eight hectares of estate vines in the best middle slopes of both villages. These are rich and concentrated expressions of pinot noir, wines of deep complexity, multifaceted interest and engaging character, yet with remarkable restraint and sense of control. Tasting after tasting confirm my impression that this small and relatively unknown grower ranks high among Champagne’s finest practitioners of pinot noir – and represents one of the best value of all.

About the house

A winemaking family of more than 2 centuries, the founder was a printer in Louis XV's court of Versailles and the wines are cellared under the family’s 17th century village house. The style of the labels reflects their heritage.

Bouzy and Ambonnay are the epicentre of pinot noir in Champagne, and the Clouet family is the privileged custodian of eight hectares of estate vines in the best middle slopes of both villages. These are rich and concentrated expressions of pinot noir, wines of deep complexity, multifaceted interest and engaging character, yet with remarkable restraint and sense of control. Tasting after tasting confirm my impression that this small and relatively unknown grower ranks high among Champagne’s finest practitioners of pinot noir – and represents one of the best value of all.

Descriptors & Texture


Rich Creamy Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation Perpetual Solera Solera

Earth


Mineral

Herbs & Spices


Spice