It’s astounding to think that The House of Henriot has been in the same family for over 200 years. Their demanding standards, like their champagne, remain the same consistently from year to year, century after century. Mostly drawing from Premier Cru and Grand Cru villages, the chardonnay-dominant champagne is precise and elegant.
66% Premier and Grand Cru vineyards - 40% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier & 35% reserve wine. 4 years aging. Salmon pink with copper highlights. Fine, persistent effervescence. Intense, complex and pleasantly fruity, the nose reveals aromas of red berry fruit (raspberry, strawberry) and freshly squeezed citrus fruit (pink grapefruit, mandarin), then light vegetal fragrances (blackcurrant buds) and floral scents (gillyflower, iris), finishing on delicious notes (candied fruit in particular and mineral tones). The palate offers lots of freshness and excellent balance, maintaining an aromatic harmony. Length is remarkable. Lovely balsamic and floral notes precede the spicy aromas that contribute freshness for a delicious finish. Champagne Henriot’s Brut Rosé is made by adding Pinot Noir vinified as a red wine to the assemblage. Brut Rosé is made up of a majority of Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs. A touch of Pinot Meunier adds a delicate fruity note.