Henri Giraud


Henri Giraud Dame Jane|Brut Rosé|NV

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Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Wild Strawberry Wild Raspberry

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Cinnamon Spice

Aÿ

Aÿ

What to expect


One of the most interesting rosés you will try in a while. The image of the figure on the front label symbolises the Goddess of Fertility, alluding to the Terracotta Amphora that is used to produce this wine. The majority is 70% pinot noir, 30% chardonnay with 6% of pinot noir red wine (Coteaux Champenois) being sourced from 70-year-old in Aÿ which is fermented entirely in Amphora. Dosage sits at 7.5g/L.

"A medium salmon copper–hue announces a delightful accord between the succulent fruit expression and tense focus of Aÿ pinot noir and the creamy texture and dark chocolate nuances of barrel fermentation. It’s alive with strawberry and raspberry fruit of juicy, ripe presence, impeccably cut with bright acidity and the frothing salt minerality of Aÿ old vines. Everything carries seamlessly with enduring harmony, line and persistence."
Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019


"The NV Rosé Dame Jane is the new entry-level Rosé from Henri Giraud. Sweet tobacco, dried flowers, cinnamon and dried cherry all flesh out in the glass. The Dame-Jane is a very pretty wine done in a slightly more oxidative, burnished style than is common at Giraud. There is lovely precision, tension and class here." Antoni Galloni

 

$109.00

Club Price $103.55 (?)

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Wild Strawberry Wild Raspberry

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Cinnamon Spice

What to expect


One of the most interesting rosés you will try in a while. The image of the figure on the front label symbolises the Goddess of Fertility, alluding to the Terracotta Amphora that is used to produce this wine. The majority is 70% pinot noir, 30% chardonnay with 6% of pinot noir red wine (Coteaux Champenois) being sourced from 70-year-old in Aÿ which is fermented entirely in Amphora. Dosage sits at 7.5g/L.

"A medium salmon copper–hue announces a delightful accord between the succulent fruit expression and tense focus of Aÿ pinot noir and the creamy texture and dark chocolate nuances of barrel fermentation. It’s alive with strawberry and raspberry fruit of juicy, ripe presence, impeccably cut with bright acidity and the frothing salt minerality of Aÿ old vines. Everything carries seamlessly with enduring harmony, line and persistence."
Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019


"The NV Rosé Dame Jane is the new entry-level Rosé from Henri Giraud. Sweet tobacco, dried flowers, cinnamon and dried cherry all flesh out in the glass. The Dame-Jane is a very pretty wine done in a slightly more oxidative, burnished style than is common at Giraud. There is lovely precision, tension and class here." Antoni Galloni

 

About the house

About the house


Food suggestion

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.  

Food suggestion


Whilst at the house in June 2017, they served delicious bites of smoked Scottish salmon which was oily and rich. The delicate tannins and juicy acidity works wonders.