ANDRE CLOUET GRAND RESERVE CHAMPAGNE
André Clouet champagne production dates back to 1741. Today the family owns eight hectares of estate vines in the best middle slopes of Bouzy and Ambonnay in the Champagne region from which it makes (along with purchased grapes) great wines of richness and depth. André Clouet Grand Reserve is one of our staff faves hereat Regional and is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, all grown on grand cru vineyards and aged on lees for four years before disgorgement. That is significantly longer than the legal minimum of 18 months aging on lees, pre release, in the Champagne region. This grande reserve bubbly is made from 50% base wine which was made from the 2015 vintage, and it also contains reserve wines from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2008, 2005, 2004 and 2002. The dosage is 8 grams per litre.
This long aging time provides great depth and complex flavours to this deliciously flavoursome non vintage champagne. It offers incredible taste and richness.
PS: André Clouet Grande Reserve is also available in half bottles.
If you’re after a complex champagne made from the great Pinot Noir grape, try this.