Beyond current enthusiasm for these exciting, superb Champagnes, the Clouet family has a history of accomplishment in the region. The family owns 8 hectares of vines in preferred mid-slope vineyards in Grand Crus Bouzy and Ambonnay, and has excelled as a Pinot Noir specialist even within Bouzy, an appellation specifically celebrated for the quality of its Pinot Noir. The wines are cellared under the family's 17th century village house – built by an ancestor who acted as printer to Louis XV's royal court at Versailles! Respect for terroir is evident in these traditionally-crafted wines, offering an expansive, historically-reflective expression of the appellation. The labels are attractively old-fashioned in design but visually vibrant, appropriate for the descendants of a notable printer. Clouet Champagnes are rich, concentrated expressions of Pinot Noir that manage to retain elegance and finesse... every Champagne lover needs to try these outstanding wines.
Like most Champagnes made exclusively from Pinot Noir, Clouet produces rich and complex wines with an ability to age for many years. The palate is beautifully elegant and creamy with great depth, structure and delicious aromas of hazelnuts, pears and honey.