Winery Tasting Notes: On the eye: Sparkling, crystalline pale gold with slight green highlights. Abundant effervescence, fine and regular, with fine, delicate bubbles. On the nose: Pure, concentrated and expressive, with floral (honeysuckle, orange flower, linden), fruity (lemon, dried apricot, almond) and pastry aromas, followed by spicy notes. On the palate: The attack is dynamic, full and powerful, with aromas of lightly toasted brioche, quince jelly and acacia honey. The clean, delicious finish develops on a light menthol note and shows excellent length.
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 12%
Cellar Master Name: Laurent Fresnet
Cases Produced: 25,000
Maturity: Drink now –
Pairings: Grilled Foie Gras with onion marmalade and crystallized pear Scallop Carpaccio with passion fruit Croquants goat cheese with basil, mixed green salad and tomatoes stewed in balsamic vinegar
Fun Facts: Champagne Henriot is one of the last ‘marquee’ champagne negociant houses that is still family owned (by the Henriot family). Henriot pursues an incredibly reductive style to maintain the purity of the fruit and avoid oxidation – the richness of the wine comes from approximately 30% reserve wines.
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