- 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.