A little patch of heaven on earth

During Creation, when God grew weary of sculpting the mountings, razing the deserts and firing up the volcanoes, he treated himself to a few moments of pleasure. He designed a little earthly paradise called Bouzy.

The origins of the Clouet family are lost in the mist of time. Distant ancestors held the position of printer to the King for several hundred years. It took the Clouet family more than two centuries and several generations to build up their collection of vineyards, the divine old masters of our House in Bouzy.

André Clouet’s descendants took over his estate, ensuring that it remained in the family. The property had aged but has now been modernised, and the team working to prepetuate the House of André Clouet is inspired above all by the desire to preserve the personality of it’s champagnes.

The bottles are exported to all five continents, destined only for a few, however, because the production is unfortunately, limited.

These fabulous vintages are bewitching, from the moment they meet the eyes to their moment on the lips.

A little patch of heaven on earth

During Creation, when God grew weary of sculpting the mountings, razing the deserts and firing up the volcanoes, he treated himself to a few moments of pleasure. He designed a little earthly paradise called Bouzy.

The origins of the Clouet family are lost in the mist of time. Distant ancestors held the position of printer to the King for several hundred years. It took the Clouet family more than two centuries and several generations to build up their collection of vineyards, the divine old masters of our House in Bouzy.

André Clouet’s descendants took over his estate, ensuring that it remained in the family. The property had aged but has now been modernised, and the team working to prepetuate the House of André Clouet is inspired above all by the desire to preserve the personality of it’s champagnes.

The bottles are exported to all five continents, destined only for a few, however, because the production is unfortunately, limited.

These fabulous vintages are bewitching, from the moment they meet the eyes to their moment on the lips.

A Request for Rosé

This document dates from the 1820s. It was written by a cousin and addressed to 8 rue Gambetta in Bouzy.

In this correspondence, she wrote to us requesting that we send some extra Rosé Champagne to her in Paris with her next « provision » because her English clients « are going crazy for it »

Rosé Champagne, created by blending a bit of red wine of Bouzy with white wine, was a very avant-garde concept at the time.

Land Purchase

This document is dated 1689 and is from an ancestral branch of the Clouet family who were well known, at the time, as the official printers of the King of France, their name was Seneuze.

It is the request for a deed for the purchase of land in Champagne. It was written before the Bank of England was established, but more than 80 years before the original 13 colonies declared their independence to from the United States of America.

Bistro! Bistro!

This document is from in 1814. This was a period in history when the Russians and their allies took control of Paris and some of the surrounding areas, including the city of Reims, following the defeat of Napoleon’s 1812 campaign.

During their takeover of Reims, the Russian Cossacks had the habit of riding into the city and pillaging the Champagne cellars, shouting, “Bistro! Bistro!” (Hurry! Hurry! in Russian)

In a rush to get to the bubbly, they would “Sabre” the bottles, launching the ceremonial tradition that is still in use today.

This letter was written by Prince Wolkonski, who was a close relative of Leo Tolstoy’s family. It was written to a member of my family named Nicolas Seneuze, who was the mayor of Bouzy and an officer in Napoleon’s army.

It is very easy to imagine not only Nicolas Seneuze and The Prince swapping war stories over a glass of Champagne, but also that the Prince shared some of these stories with Tolstoy’s niece… Some of which quite possibly ended up influencing the writer for chapters of his famous book “War and Peace.”