Guide VERON des Champagnes 2017
(around 37 euros per bottle)
Bright and sober presentation.
White gold, brilliant.
Elegant bead of foam.
Sublime, it takes us into its sophisticated aromatic universe, between finesse and generosity.
Aromas of honey, evolving towards delicate roasted hints, barely spicy, expressions of the great maturity of the cuvée obtained by 5 years of patient ageing on laths of the bottles, in the deep cellars of the House.
The nose then comes to life with a iodized and mentholated life-giving breath, with scents of apple and pear compote, candied citrus fruits and white flowers, punctuated by gentle spirituous touches, signatures of the Chardonnay mainly harvested in the Premiers Crus and Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs (Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize, Chouilly, Vertus, etc.).
Pure attack, highlighted by the vibrant minerality of chalky soils.
The mouth becomes deep and balanced thanks to an adjusted dosage, with less than 10 g/L of sugar added at disgorgement, helped by a silky effervescence.
Dense and sensual finish, supported by a delicious salinity.
Impressive length on the palate.
For this Blanc de Blancs emblematic of the brand, Laurent Fresnet, cellar master of the Champagne House Henriot since 2006, was able to make the perfect blending of the noble terroirs, with 30% of the reserve wines, to offer us a touching gastronomic Champagne.
To taste from aperitif to meal, with a lobster from the Cotentin peninsula with white peach, for example.
Since its foundation in 1808, eight generations have succeeded each other to perpetuate the independence family traditions of the Champagne House Henriot. Rigorously selected grapes, mainly in the 17 Grands Crus and 42 Premiers Crus of the Côte des Blancs and the Mountain of Reims, in the 30 hectares of vineyard of the House or in faithful wine growers’ vineyard, are vinified with talent to compose Champagnes of excellence, variations inspired around Chardonnay and Pinot noir, in the pure Henriot style.
81 rue Coquebert
51 100 Reims
Tel.: +33 (0)3 26 89 53 00
Fax.: +33 (0)3 26 89 53 10