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Andre Clouet 'Chalky' Brut Champagne Gift Box

Very limited stock, only 80 bottles in the whole country!!  Taking to the Chardonnay vines with the precision of a Renaissance sculptor, Jean-François Clouet carves a brand-new, pure and flawless Blanc de Blancs cuvée...Read More
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Andre Clouet

Andre Clouet 'Chalky' Brut Champagne Gift Box

Tasting Notes
  • Region France
  • Extras New
  • Wine Style Sparkling
  • Wine Type Sparkling
  • Grapes Chardonnay
  • Closure Muselet
Details

Very limited stock, only 80 bottles in the whole country!! 

Taking to the Chardonnay vines with the precision of a Renaissance sculptor, Jean-François Clouet carves a brand-new, pure and flawless Blanc de Blancs cuvée from Champagne’s deep, chalky bedrock.

Beautifully presented in a special white-coated bottle with a matching gift box inspired by the chalk walls of the Clouet family’s underground crayères.

Wine With Bok - 9.5/10 Stars
Andre Clouet came out with a completely new wine that caught me by surprise with the packaging. Coming in a white box and a white colour-coated bottle, I almost instantaneously thought this was a special edition for Christmas, a really appealing champagne bottle to be placed under the Christmas tree. Another surprise was that this was made of 100% chardonnay grape varietal. A whiff and I felt a lot of mineral and steely characters, with some ripe fruits mingling in the background. A sip and I think the quality was very good, and immediately strike me with a base vintage reminiscent to 2008, but I was told they use mainly 2013 grapes for this bubble, and they age it in the bottle for 7 to 8 years. The body was stiff and precise, especially when chilled, and really enjoyable when it warmed up slightly in the glass with great ripening fruits that you can feel like a blossoming flower, definitely the follow through of a seductive charm that is worth every single cent of the bubble!

James Suckling - 93 Points
Brimming with fresh apple, lemon and wild-berry aromas underlined by a note of freshly baked baguette, this begins so charmingly, then it turns in a fascinating mineral direction with a pronounced saline quality. The excitement comes from the tension between these two sides of this very distinctive champagne. Very long, chalky finish. 100% chardonnay from the 2013 vintage.

Winemaker Notes
Chalk is the fundamental element of the Champagne terroir! The history of chalk goes back to the Jurassic era, 200 million years ago when the whole region was covered by the sea. Although poor in nutrients, chalk stores both warmth and water, releasing them regularly, providing the perfect foundation for Champagne vines. Draining off the excess, retaining water enriched by microscopic marine fossils, Chalk nourishes the vine with maternal affection, with minerality and an inimitable salinity! Lastly, chalk is the protector of champagne as it ages, allowing itself to be dug into deep underground cellars, where the precious nectar can safely mature, tucked away from the light and fluctuations in temperature. 

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Shipping

  • Pricing For 1-12 bottles, shipping is $6.99 for Auckland, $8.99 for the North Island and $11.99 for the South Island. For 13 or more bottles, shipping is $11.99 for Auckland, $14.99 for the North Island and $17.99 for the South Island.
  • Timing We estimate delivery to be up to 3-4 working days for urban NZ addresses, and up to 5 working days for rural delivery.
  • Click and collect is available from our Albany warehouse shop.
  • We do not ship outside of New Zealand.
  • We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Delivery is via NZ Couriers.

Returns

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We’ll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

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