Founded in 1907, Champagne Paul Clouet is a well known and respected grower producer family. Bouzy is a Grand Cru village and one of the best sources of Pinot Noir in Champagne. Paul Clouet produces world class Champagne using Pinot Noir as its main component while respecting traditional production methods.
The Clouet family settled in Bouzy over a century ago and Marie-Thérèse Clouet-Bonnaire continues the work begun in the first half of the twentieth century by her grandfather Paul Clouet. As a tribute to Paul Clouet, Marie- Thérèse makes wines with grapes grown in Chouilly and Bouzy with the help of her two sons Jean-Etienne and Jean-Emmanuel Bonnaire, famous winemaker of the Côte des Blancs, in their equally famous Cramant estate.
The art of blending Pinot Noir is essential for all Paul Clouet blends. Pinot Noir from Grand Cru Bouzy is used in every Champagne produced; proportions vary with the type of wine that is sought. Following the primary alcoholic fermentation, all Paul Clouet wines undergo a secondary malolactic fermentation to give them body and character even when they are still young. Fermented and aged in stainless-steel vats where temperature is closely controlled and ultimately preserve the grape’s primary aromas. After bottling, the wines will age on lees for a minimum of 30 months and up to 72 months for the vintage cuvées. Annual production app. 20'000 bottles.
Certified HVE (Haute Valeur Environnementale), guarantees a high level of environmental performance, covering four key areas: biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategy, management of fertiliser use and management of water.
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