André Clouet and his son Jean Francoise are the owners and the soul of this Domaine. Everything here is conceived with the highest care in order to produce the famous Pinot Noir in the territory of Bouzy, 10 hectares classified as Grand Cru, lying on chalky soils. Great attention is devoted to the soil, the vaste terroir and the cultivation and vinification methods. This is the simple and clear philosophy of the owners: vineyards must be looked after.
Green pruning, minor conservative maintenance, few treatments only with minerals: everything contributes to obtaining a special and unique terroir. This Domaine embodies within itself a part of its tradition and at the same time also the innovation brought by the new generation that has found in Jean Francoise an important ambassador.
If on the one hand the vinification process is still carried out in the old and traditional cellar thanks to an ancient press always capable of producing fine and harmonious nectars, on the other hand the must is instead collected in small but modern conical steel containers purposely built by Jean Francoise. In them, the fermentation takes place exclusively with native yeasts and is used all the time necessary for each stage of vinification.
Modernity and tradition side by side to always obtain the maximum result. Jean Francoise tells us that the choice of wines and cupages is made only after several careful tastings. Blending is all about choice: it requires memory, instinct and intuition. You have to imagine how Champagne will be after it has aged for several years.