Champagne André Clouet Grand Cru Millésime Brut 2011, A Bouzy, France

André Clouet is a winery founded in 2003 that has 9 hectares of vineyards in the village of Bouzy. All its plots are classified as Grand Cru and produce sparkling wines of long ageing and high quality. The vineyard for André Clouet Grand Cru Millésime lies in the village of Bouzy. The soils of the parcels are clayey-calcareous, typical of Champagne, and face south and south-east to make the most of the sun and to ensure that the grape ripening is total and balanced. André Clouet Grand Cru Millésime is vinified in stainless steel tanks and the tirage liqueur is then added. It is bottled in order to undergo a second fermentation in the bottle. Once the second fermentation has been done, it remains in stacks for 3 or 4 years, depending on the potential of the vintage. André Clouet Grand Cru Millésime is a long aged Pinot Noir Champagne with a touch of Chardonnay. The Pinot Noir gives more body and volume on the palate, and the Chardonnay a little more verticality. Both varieties are perfectly balanced after the long ageing in stacks to which they are subjected.

$64.99