Jean-François Clouet, who was born and raised in Bouzy, still lives in the 18th-century village house built by his ancestors. As his family was the official printer to Louis XV’s Royal Court at Versailles, Jean-Francois takes great pride in his lineage. He is also well aware of the influence his family has contributed to the grand and tumultuous history of the region.
Acknowledging the privilege and significance of his standing, Jean-François strives to continually improve upon the estate and wines by drawing from its past as well as implementing changes that ultimately improve the quality of his wines. The domaines' 8ha (20 acres) of Grand Cru vineyards are situated in the coveted middle slopes of Ambonnay and Bouzy. They make a full range of Champagnes, including most famously the glorious Cuvée 1911, which is comprised of 100% Pinot Noir from Clouet’s ten best lieux-dits in Bouzy. The production of each successive release is limited to 1911 bottles