Clotilde is an homage to the first queen of France, is a Blanc de Blanc Cuvee from the Grand Cru vineyards of Michel Turgy in Les Mesnil – Sur – Oger. The steeple on the label (in the L) is a replica of the church where her relics are held at the Eglise Saint-Leu-Saint Gilles de Paris. This extremely limited release is only available in California and France.
Tasting Notes : The Clotilde Grand Cru Champagne is made by Jean Michel Turgy! Sourced from Le Mesnil Sur Oger, this Blanc de Blanc is a 100% Chardonnay bottling produced from a few small parcels in this remarkable appellation. This amazing bubbly expresses all its generosity and grand delicacy with its very harmonious flowery nose, and in the mouth expresses hints of apple and honey with a nice golden color and a very seductive froth.
TWI (Lisa Perrotti-Brown) 93 Points: “The NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru, from Le Mesnil and with 4 g/L dosage, is a Champagne joint venture between US importer Kimberly Jones and Jean-Michel Turgy. Only 200 cases were made. It wafts from the glass with graceful notes of Golden Delicious apples, white peaches, marzipan, and sea spray with touches of coriander seed and baker’s yeast. The palate contributes spicy nuances to the apple and stone fruit flavors, featuring very fine bubbles and a racy finish.”