André Clouet - Un jour de 1911 Grand Cru
André Clouet - Un jour de 1911 Grand Cru (93/100 TSW)
Only 1911 bottles made (every year)
This is Bottle 1431 de la Cuvée 87, Dégorgée à Bouzy, le 01-07-2020
Beautiful packaging - wrapped in straw
Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Vinification: The grapes are pressed in a traditional press and undergo alcoholic and malolactic fermentation at 16-18°C. The champagne is cold-stabilized and then aged on its lie for six years. Remuage and dégorgement done manually.
Price range: €70,-
My tasting notes:
In the glass a medium golden, copper yellow color. Very fine and elegant mousse.
On the medium (+) nose complex aromas of lemon, baked apple, pear and light apricot with hints of toast, honey and flowers.
On the palate, dry, medium(++) bodied with medium acidity and flavours of apricot, brioche, caramel and lemon cake with light bitterness in the refined aftertaste.
To drink as aperitif or pair with: Sushi, Risotto, Foie, Pheasant, poultry, cheese, sweetbread, guinea fowl.
André Clouet founded the champagne house in 1741. Today, Jean-François Clouet is responsible for 7 hectares of vineyards, located in the Grand Cru villages of Bouzy and Ambonnay. His Grand Cru vineyards are planted primarily with pinot noir vines. The pinot noir grapes for the André Clouet Un Jour de 1911 come from a vineyard planted in 1911. 1911 bottles are produced annually from different vintages. In this case, 50% of the grapes come from 1996, 25% from 1995 and 25% from 1997. The grapes are pressed in a traditional press and undergo alcoholic and malolactic fermentation at 16-18°C. The champagne is cold stabilized and then aged on its lie for six years. Remuage and dégorgement is done manually.