Henriot


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Henriot

Henriot Blanc de Blancs NV

Blanc de Blancs NV

$109.95

- The cornerstone of Henriot’s signature style showcasing minerality and complexity. 

- An exciting producer with an excellent range of wines.

- 100% Chardonnay, 4 to 5 years ageing and 40% reserve wine

Initially lively, generous and powerful on the palate. The hint of fresh lemon lingers and dissolves into butter-laced brioche notes, extended further by quince paste and acacia honey. Lovely, fresh and quite delicious length on the finish.

The house sources from a mixture of grand and premier cru villages within Les Mesnil-Sur Oger, Chouilly, Avize, as well as other great villages like Vertus; Ville-Dommange and Trepail.

Former Chef de Caves, Laurent Fresnet presented the Blanc de Blancs in 2017 at an Australian industry tasting along with his range. This stood out along with the vintage Rosé as the pick of the bunch. The interesting point here is Laurent’s use of multiple vineyard regions and villages to create a true Blanc de Blancs of Champagne as a whole instead of just one area.

His choice of language is interesting too and he describes each areas with distinct flavour profiles, characters even. In reference to above these provide “white peach and stone fruit characters” with Sezanne; Montgueux and Vitry, being further south and east respectively, “bring more of the pink grapefruit, exotic flowers, mango and coconut” to the party.

The Blanc de Blancs been aged between 4-5 years on lees, which integrates these villages well, provides mineral presence and an ever-so-soft creamy palate.


Champagne Henriot was founded in 1808 and Henriot has remained a family affair since then, which is increasingly rare in champagne. It’s important to look closely at one particular individual as his achievements define the house today. Joseph Henriot joined the family business in 1957. After his father’s untimely death in 1962, he took over the reins and became the energy and entrepreneurial spirit behind the rise and success of the house.

Henriot have their eyes firmly set on what they describe as ‘craftsman luxury’. They aim to create high quality champagne to a dedicated following of Henriot Champagne lovers. They focus their energies on the chardonnay variety and apart from the Brut Souverain, they do not use pinot meunier anywhere else. 

Seared scallops with mandarin segments for pure simplicity or perhaps freshly caught sole with slightly salted butter.

2020 The Drinks Business - Gold Medal - "A wonderful pure Chardonnay fizz with creamy cappuccino characters, along with roasted nuts and a long, refreshing lemon-zest finish. A benchmark non-vintage blanc de blancs."

Tyson Stelzer - "A bright, medium-straw hue herals a cuvée that strikes a compelling accord between the radian lemon and white peach definition of the Côte des Blancs and the honeyed, nougat and biscuity appeal of long lees maturity and a touch of compelling stuck-flint reductive complexity. Age builds a wonderfully creamy moutfeel, while emphasising the fina chalk mineral texture of great terroirs." 

About the House

Champagne Henriot was founded in 1808 and Henriot has remained a family affair since then, which is increasingly rare in champagne. It’s important to look closely at one particular individual as his achievements define the house today. Joseph Henriot joined the family business in 1957. After his father’s untimely death in 1962, he took over the reins and became the energy and entrepreneurial spirit behind the rise and success of the house.

Henriot have their eyes firmly set on what they describe as ‘craftsman luxury’. They aim to create high quality champagne to a dedicated following of Henriot Champagne lovers. They focus their energies on the chardonnay variety and apart from the Brut Souverain, they do not use pinot meunier anywhere else. 

Reviews

2020 The Drinks Business - Gold Medal - "A wonderful pure Chardonnay fizz with creamy cappuccino characters, along with roasted nuts and a long, refreshing lemon-zest finish. A benchmark non-vintage blanc de blancs."

Tyson Stelzer - "A bright, medium-straw hue herals a cuvée that strikes a compelling accord between the radian lemon and white peach definition of the Côte des Blancs and the honeyed, nougat and biscuity appeal of long lees maturity and a touch of compelling stuck-flint reductive complexity. Age builds a wonderfully creamy moutfeel, while emphasising the fina chalk mineral texture of great terroirs." 

Food suggestion

Seared scallops with mandarin segments for pure simplicity or perhaps freshly caught sole with slightly salted butter.

Descriptors & Texture


Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking


Aged 4 Years on Lees

Earth


Mineral

Citrus Fruit


Citrus Pink Grapefruit

Tropical Fruit


Mango Coconut

Nut


Almond