Grandson of a farmer, Clément Pierlot has always been passionate about working the land. After having finished his intensive foundation degree in Earth and Life Science in Reims, he enrolled at SupAgro Montpellier in 1999 where he studied viticulture and oenology, with experiences abroad, notably in the Niagara peninsula in Canada and in Italy.
In 2002 he received the French National Diploma of Oenology, after an engaging experience in champagne pressing at the Comité Champagne. From 2002 to 2003, he worked on gas exchanges, notably oxygen as Oenology Project Manager at the Comité Champagne. During this time he had the opportunity to work in many prestigious champagne houses, including Pommery, carrying out experiments.
He joined the VRANKEN-POMMERY group in January 2004 as Vineyard Director at the age of 24. Since then, the 250 hectares and the 45 men and women under his direction have accomplished incredible work. En 2010, il intègre le comité de dégustation des champagnes Vranken. In 2010, he joined the Vranken champagne tasting panel.
From 2014, he took control of oenological development for Champagne as well as England. He further broadened his remit with the creation of the first parcel of 40 hectares of Pinglestone in Hampshire.
His daily involvement and his proven environmental commitment meant that Paul-François Vranken saw Clément Pierlot as the natural choice to become the tenth cellar director for Pommery champagnes in 2017.
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