NV André Clouet Grand Cru Rosé No. 3
100% Grand Cru Pinot Noir from the village of Bouzy in the Montagne de Reims. I say 10% of the blend is from my blood!' declares Jean-Francois Clouet, who has changed the style of his family's rosé to a fresher and more direct style, not so soft, and aiming for the lively impression of refreshing acidity, even though it goes through full malolactic fermentation. The result is arose that epitomizes elegance and focus, in the midst of generous red fruits that characterize Bouzy. This cuvee encapsulates the wonderful talent of Pinot Noir to build and rise on the finish, opening to wonderful notes of perfumed rosehip, pink peppercorn and pomegrate. An undercurrent of fine, chalk mineral texture, accurate in line and persevering length define a pristine and enticingly priced rose. Another Champagne from Clouet that achieves both structure and opulence.
93 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. "The NV Brut Rosé No 3 Grand Cru is a pure Bouzy Pinot Noir that gets its beautiful intense onion-skin color from the addition of 8% red wine. The nose is rich and complex but at the same time pure and refined, with a nice chalky layer and vinous fruit intensity. Round and rich but fresh and vital on the pure and elegant palate, this is a full-bodied, pretty intense and persistent rosé to be served with main courses. This rosé is seriously complex and expressive, with grip, tension and a long finish. Remarkable in class and style."
93 points, Antonio Galloni's Vinous. "A frank, generous and juicy but properly dry rosé champagne that has plenty of pinot noir red-berry character. Enough substance to easily handle the dining table. Long and bright, berry and citrus finish. 100% pinot noir, of which 8% was red wine. Drink now."