Inextricably tied to Champagne’s history and the Montagne de Reims region, the Clouet family have resided in Champagne since 1492, first serving as printers making books for the king from 1491 and throughout the 18th century in Louis XV’s royal court, to producing their first champagne in Bouzy in 1741.
Terroir expression is another goal of Jean-François, who conveys the fantastic minerality of Pinot noir from pure chalk soils through careful winemaking and the use of low dosage. He also purchases fruit from 60ha of growers’ vines, producing an incredible 600,000 bottles annually to market in all five continents—an approach that guarantees that supply meets demand while providing exceptional value. The resulting champagnes are concentrated and full-bodied yet elegant and refined illustrations of Pinot noir from the Montagne de Reims, perfect for pairing with winter foods and menus.
Equally impressive are the flamboyant, Belle Époque–inspired labels that adorn the bottles. Designed in 1911 by Jean-François’ great-grandfather, they symbolise the family’s printmaking heritage and significant contributions to Champagne—and indeed French—history, in aesthetic tribute to the long line of talented and passion-driven visionaries spanning the Clouet lineage.