Yes, I'll admit, I'm green with envy that George Clooney chose another champagne for his wedding ! I will concede that if he had to choose something other than Champagne Fluteau, he at least went with another Vigneron Indépendant (owner-grower). The story is quite amazing and there are some similitudes with ourselves. This wine grower, whose vineyards are also in a lesser known area of champagne (called the "Aisne" - our area is the "Aube" - both outside of the better known "Marne" region) produces a prestige champagne with 50% pinot/50% chardonnay, like our own Cuvée Symbiose. So why didn't the Clooneys pick our champagne? Apparently, this wine grower has a very good customer in London who happens to be a a good friend of Ms Amal Alamuddin and recommended the champagne to the soon to be married couple for their wedding, and voila !
So while we wait for our lucky break, hats off to Mr Clooney and his wife for going against the grain and serving an unknown, and I'm sure excellent, champagne at their wedding. I hope this gave some ideas to some of their illustrious guests (are you listening Cindy, Bono, Matt and Bill.....?)