Region: Champagne, France
Grapes: Pinot Noir
First Glance: detailed and serious Blanc de Noir Champagne
Acclaim: 91 Points
Based in the Montagne de Reims region of Champagne, Andre Clouet are Pinot Noir specialists, sourcing their fruit from the famed Bouzy and Ambonnay villages, renowned as a source for powerful and vibrant Pinot fruit.
The Grande Reserve is the calling card of the estate, and is made of 100% Pinot Noir, making it a great value Blanc de Noirs champagne. More than 30% of the final blend is made op of reserve wines, and the wine ages 36 months on lees before disgorgement and receives a moderate 6-8 g/L dosage depending on vintage conditions.
91 points, Stephan Reinhardt, 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.