Pierlot steps up at Pommery

Champagne Pommery has a new wine maker to oversee its September harvest this year. Clément Pierlot, follows in the footsteps of Thierry Gasco, who is now directing Pommery’s new sparkling wine adventures in California, England and the South of France.

Pierlot, the 10th chef de cave, has been a director of Vranken-Pommery Monopole’s vineyards since 2004, taking control of oenological development for Champagne in 2014 as well as for Pommery’s sparkling wine Louis Pommery in England.

Grandson of a farmer, Pierlot studied and travelled extensively in Canada and Italy. He worked with a number of champagne houses before joining Pommery as vineyard director at the age of 24. In 2010, he joined the Vranken tasting panel.

Pierlot has broadened his remit by working with Gasco to assist in the purchase and development of the first parcel of land at Pinglestone, Hampshire with respect to Louis Pommery English sparkling wine.

Champagne Pommery UK director Sara Hicks said: “Clément’s daily involvement with wine development and his proven environmental commitment meant that he was a natural choice to become the tenth cellar director for Champagne Pommery.”