Andre Clouet


Andre Clouet Rosé No. 5|Rosé|NV

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Red Cherry

Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Raspberry Pomegranate

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Spice

Bouzy

Bouzy

What to expect


- Pinot noir specialist. If you love Blanc de Noirs, look at Clouet's wines

- Sensational producer, well-known for his Pinot noir

- Pair with a lobster roll or a marinara

‘Ten percent of the blend is from my blood!’ declares Jean-François, crediting Cyril Brun for teaching him that rosé is ‘a sublimation of pinot noir’. His ‘Clouet No 3’ was inspired by Coco Chanel, the number introduced to denote the style, recognising that the colour is different each year, with the number 3 representing a light, elegant apéritif style.

He tried to make a fuller style in the ripe 2015 vintage, but the restraint of the result held it at No 3. Elegance and freshness are his goals for rosé, avoiding what he describes as the ‘full, rustic and heavy’ styles of the past. Clouet’s 2015 base rosé epitomises elegance and focus, while flamboyantly celebrating the generous raspberries, red cherries and pomegranates of Bouzy.

The depth and presence of the village are sensitively toned by the lively, bright acidity and fresh precision of the house. Structure is fine and confident, driven by the chalk minerality of the village, working seamlessly in concert with finely executed tannin texture.

It finishes with great length, vibrancy and elegance, with lingering poise and detail of exquisite red berry fruits. An engaging and enticingly priced rosé of primary integrity and pretty medium salmon crimson hue. The 2012 base carries an identically elegant mood.' - Tyson Stelzer

Technical details

100% Bouzy and Ambonnay pinot; 50% reserves from a solera of 10 vintages; blended with 10–15% red wine from the four best lieux-dits of the estate in Bouzy, ideally yielding 7000–8000kg/ha; macerated on skins for 2 weeks, with tannin removed

$92.95

Club Price $87.40 (?)

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Red Cherry

Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Raspberry Pomegranate

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Spice

What to expect


- Pinot noir specialist. If you love Blanc de Noirs, look at Clouet's wines

- Sensational producer, well-known for his Pinot noir

- Pair with a lobster roll or a marinara

‘Ten percent of the blend is from my blood!’ declares Jean-François, crediting Cyril Brun for teaching him that rosé is ‘a sublimation of pinot noir’. His ‘Clouet No 3’ was inspired by Coco Chanel, the number introduced to denote the style, recognising that the colour is different each year, with the number 3 representing a light, elegant apéritif style.

He tried to make a fuller style in the ripe 2015 vintage, but the restraint of the result held it at No 3. Elegance and freshness are his goals for rosé, avoiding what he describes as the ‘full, rustic and heavy’ styles of the past. Clouet’s 2015 base rosé epitomises elegance and focus, while flamboyantly celebrating the generous raspberries, red cherries and pomegranates of Bouzy.

The depth and presence of the village are sensitively toned by the lively, bright acidity and fresh precision of the house. Structure is fine and confident, driven by the chalk minerality of the village, working seamlessly in concert with finely executed tannin texture.

It finishes with great length, vibrancy and elegance, with lingering poise and detail of exquisite red berry fruits. An engaging and enticingly priced rosé of primary integrity and pretty medium salmon crimson hue. The 2012 base carries an identically elegant mood.' - Tyson Stelzer

Technical details

100% Bouzy and Ambonnay pinot; 50% reserves from a solera of 10 vintages; blended with 10–15% red wine from the four best lieux-dits of the estate in Bouzy, ideally yielding 7000–8000kg/ha; macerated on skins for 2 weeks, with tannin removed

About the house

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.