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NV Andre Clouet Grande Reserve Brut

Champagne, France

A refined and elegant Blanc de Noirs made with 100% Pinot Noir from Grand Cru Champagne villages Bouzy and Ambonnay.

$85.00

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This impeccable, elegant wine shows terrific overall balance as well as complexity. I loved it.

Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker

About The Wine

Clouet's Grand Reserve Brut is made with 100% Pinot Noir from Montagne de Reims, widely recognised as one of Champagne's most powerful Pinot Noir producing regions. With four years on lees and 50% reserve wine Clouet have harnessed that power and produced a wine of remarkable elegance.

Layers of soft red fruits on the nose give way to ripe stone fruit and a delicious bready note. The bead is soft and long.

Well loved by a vast array of press for both style, consistency, and value this is certainly one to add to your celebratory shopping lists.

About Andre Clouet

The Clouet family hold eight hectares of Pinot Noir in the Montagne de Reims, all spread across the Grand Cru villages of Bouzy and Ambonnay. The family have been growing and crafting their excellent champagne since the 1700s and they have a rich history of quality and dedication.

Today the estate is in the hands of Jean Francois Clouet, a wildly imaginative and creative man whose deep passion and lifetime of local experience are taking the wines to new levels. The Clouet Grande Reserve NV is a must for those looking for Grower excellence and value. For a glimpse of "JFC's" creative side, check out his story of growing up in the cellars of Clouet under 'Additional Info'.

Jean-Francois Clouet
Jean-Francois Clouet
Bouzy, Montagne de Reims
Additional Info

From The Producer

My Stainless Steel Giants

When I was a little boy, I loved walking around the wine-making cellar.

In my imagination, the enormous wine tanks transformed and became champions, guardians protectors of the wine…My Heros! Creaking, wheezing, groaning, squealing, sweating…sometimes they even seemed to be laughing!. I watched the noisy show, as some were gushing from of their nozzles, while others were being filled up. I grew up learning to play with my heros who live in the wine-cellars.

Each has its own name and personality to share and their attributes come alive in the wines:

Superman, Zeus, and Thor lend their power to the Cuvée Grande Reserve.

Laser, D’artagnan and Zorro transmit their intensity, tension and minerality to the Brut Silver.

Sophie Marceau, Heather Locklear and Michelle Pheiffer flirt beautifully with the Rosé.

Rocky comes out swinging to make a Dream Vintage!

As I blend to create champagne, I work to find the perfect balance of characteristics, that come from all my remarkable, dauntless heros: the Stainless Steel Giants.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

My Stainless Steel Giants
My Stainless Steel Giants
Illustration by JFC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
Decanter Magazine

"Incredible value for a blanc de noirs (100% Pinot Noir) grower Champagne from the grand cru vineyards of Bouzy. It shows gorgeous aromas of stone fruit, citrus and strawberry, with complex brioche nuances, remarkable balance, ongoing elegance and a rich, refined, persistent finish."-Stacy Slinkard (Decanter)

91Points
The Wine Advocate

"The NV Brut Grand Réserve Grand Cru is a pure Pinot Noir from Bouzy. It's pure, fresh, fine and aromatic on the nose and round and delicate on the palate. The fruit-intense finish is chalky-mineral and stimulatingly fresh in its salty finesse and elegant yeastiness. Nice lemon juice flavors give an extra kick of refreshment. This is a picture-book NV Brut. No indication of disgorgement given. Tasted with Jean-François Clouet's German importer in Bremen."-Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate)

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