Champagne Henriot Brut Rosé nv
France / Champagne
Andy's Tasting Notes
Pure, intense and elegant with delightful freshness and vivacity. Crisp and dry with a lightness of touch which belies its complex and layered personality. The addition of at least 1/3 old Reserve wines in the blend gives a sense of nuance and delicacy.
Red berry fruits, citrus and orange with oodles of floral and minerally hints.
50% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier. After bottling the wine is left to rest in the cool, calm surrounds of the Henriot cellars for 3 years.
In order to maintain a consistent level of excellence across all of its house styles, the company strictly adheres to a set of very precise rules governing the growing and winemaking process. The Henriot vineyards are comprised of: 17 Grand Cru vineyards and 42 Premier Cru, using three grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Plant density is limited to 7,500 – 9,000 vines per hectare and only four vine training systems are allowed: Chablis, Cordon de Royat, Guyot, Vallée de la Marne. Annual yield limits are also strictly applied – a maximum of 13,000 kg/hectare – all of which has to be manually harvested. Henriot believe that their wines should age for as long as possible, with a minimum age of 15 months for a nonvintage and three years for a vintage. A comprehensive knowledge of the parcels, together with an ability to appreciate their aromatic nuances and analyse the scope of their vintage variation, are what has defined Henriot since its founding.
Price per bottle £41.80
26 in stock
Established in 1808, Champagne Henriot is one of the rare Champagne houses that is completely independent, and which has remained in the hands of the same family throughout its long and illustrious history.
Since its founding, the Maison has been driven by the passion of individuals who have captured the essence of Champagne’s true terroir, passing this unique expertise from one generation to another. Originally from Lorraine, the Henriot family settled in Champagne in 1640. Nicolas Henriot married Apolline Godinot, who owned prestigious Pinot Noir vineyards in the Montagne de Reims. Together, they devoted their time and energy to the family vineyards and selling wine. On the death of her husband in 1808, Apolline launched Maison Henriot. In 1880, Marie Marguet, the wife of Apolline’s grandson, added to the family’s collection of vineyards with several plots in the Côte des Blancs. This firmly established Maison Henriot in the prestigious Chardonnay vineyards. Today, using the finest Blancs de Champagne which are at the heart of its history, Henriot adds an exceptionally high proportion of Premier and Grand Crus to its cuvées which come from the finest Chardonnay parcels.
Food matchAperitif / prawns / shrimps or smoked trout