Henri Giraud

One of our favourite Maisons, Henri Giraud has been making Champagnes of character and spirit for generations. Located in Aÿ, the former capital of wine growing in the champagne region as it produced Red Wines of distinction. Aÿ is a Grand Cru village, famed for its powerful Pinot Noir fruit and is also the home of Bollinger, Deutz and Gosset. This is a unique family run maison and has a individual style and a focus on the use of barrel especially from the Argonne Forest, and more recently, clay amphora and concrete eggs. In fact they are aiming to be the first champagne house to move away completely from the use of stainless steel and devote its entire production to oak. Owner Claude Giraud believes in ‘Terroir in the forest’ and has worked relentlessly for almost 30 years, understanding this relationship. He created a cuvee named ‘Fût du Chêne’ which embodies this idea. All Pinot Noir, fermented and aged in barrel. He is famous for stating, “history knows of no great wines without great forests.” If you like characterful champagnes with power and class explore this Maison, you will not be disappointed.

Vintage

Region

Price

Henri Giraud

Henri Giraud Dame Jane


Brut Rosé

NV

Club Price $103.55 (?)

Henri Giraud

Henri Giraud Cuvée Espirit Nature NV


Brut

NV

Club Price $82.65 (?)