Country: France Region: Champagne
Varietal: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier. Over 85% Grands and Premiers crus.
One of the oldest family-owned houses in Champagne, enjoying seven generations of uninterrupted ownership since the late 1700s. Unlike other Grande Marques the family focuses on developing strong bonds with the world of gastronomy. The unmistakable Henriot style is the expression of the exclusive use of Grands and Premiers Crus vineyards without the use of Pinot Meunier. Pinot Noir is sourced from the northern slopes of the Montagne de Reims delivering a supportive backbone and elegance, the perfect balancing support to enhance the delicate complexity of Chardonnay, which is sourced primarily from Grands Crus in the Cote des Blancs. Brut NV is aged for four years before release (three on lees and one in bottle). The house speciality of Blanc de Blancs is aged for an extra year and all the larger formats are aged for an extended period relative to their size.
A beautiful gold colour. The bubbles are persistent, fine and regular. The nose is pleasant, made very elegant by the large amount of Chardonnay. Sharp, well balanced and harmonious on the palate.