Henriot


Henriot Brut Rosé Vintage 2008|Vintage Rosé|2008

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Pomegranate Baked Strawberry

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger

What to expect


Coming from the excellent 2008 vintage, quantities are in limited supply. This is 55% chardonnay coming from Avize and Chouilly, and 45% pinot noir sourced from Mailly, Verzy, Mutigny and Mareuil. All are 100% grand cru vineyards. Less than 10% of pinot noir red wine addition and reserves sit between 20-30%.

There are notes of baked strawberry and warm pastry on the nose. Smoky red fruits flow on to the palate with a delicious exchange of tannin and minerality. The acid profile  moves across the tongue with some pomegranate sweetness and crunch. 

Notes on the vintage: The year began with a mild winter followed by a cool, dry autumn. A rainy period grape varieties. The good weather arrived just before the harvest, which accelerated the maturing process whilst maintaining high acidity. All of these elements are indicators of a great vintage.

$189.99

Club Price $179.55 (?)

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Warm Pastry

Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Pomegranate Baked Strawberry

What to expect


Coming from the excellent 2008 vintage, quantities are in limited supply. This is 55% chardonnay coming from Avize and Chouilly, and 45% pinot noir sourced from Mailly, Verzy, Mutigny and Mareuil. All are 100% grand cru vineyards. Less than 10% of pinot noir red wine addition and reserves sit between 20-30%.

There are notes of baked strawberry and warm pastry on the nose. Smoky red fruits flow on to the palate with a delicious exchange of tannin and minerality. The acid profile  moves across the tongue with some pomegranate sweetness and crunch. 

Notes on the vintage: The year began with a mild winter followed by a cool, dry autumn. A rainy period grape varieties. The good weather arrived just before the harvest, which accelerated the maturing process whilst maintaining high acidity. All of these elements are indicators of a great vintage.

About the house

About the house


Food suggestion

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 195. 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. 

Food suggestion


There is some spicy, smoky complexity in this rosé with great structure all the way through. From speaking with winemaker, Laurent Fresnet, he suggested wok caramelised langoustine tails with creole rice, seasoned with paprika and pepper. Or try sticky pork buns and a selection of dim sum.