Fresh as a daisy and light as a feather, this blend of Premier and Grand Crus adds takes this great vintage year, which also marks the 200th anniversary of Maison Henriot ; 1808 – 2008, to even dizzier heights.
100% Premier et Grand Cru
50% Pinot noir Minimum aged for 6 years on the lees Dosage at least 6g/l
THE ART OF BLENDING
The quest for absolute harmony and the virtue of time. A blend comprising some ten Premier and Grand Cru Villages, this vintage celebrates what could only be described as a unique year. As soon as the first grapes were picked, we knew this was going to be a great harvest, which only became more apparent throughout the ageing and blending process. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in perfect balance will transport Champagne lovers to a world of subtle sensations presenting springtime freshness, mineral character and a breadth of aromas spearheaded by fruit notes. This exceptional year, in pure Henriot style, brings great ageing potential to this elegant and generous Champagne, which will evolve resolutely over time.
THE VINTAGE YEAR
A mild winter followed a relatively dry autumn, with wetter weather gathering momentum until the spring. Fine, sunny weather during harvesting ensured grapes were perfectly ripe and healthy, of superb quality, and showing a freshness worthy of only the greatest vintages.
- Clear, gold and sparkling in appearance. Tiny, delicate bubbles signal a period of long ageing in the cellars.
- Citrus fruit and yellow fruit aromas dominate on the palate, together with vine peach and nectarine, and a discrete floral, blossom dimension. Subtle notes of honey and candied lemon bring a full-flavoured edge, together with silky character- Initially fresh and elegant on the palate, opening up to reveal complex flavours in the spectrum of red fruits.
- Freshness and airy lightness command on the palate. Grapefruit, apricot, citron and fresh citrus fruit come to life, followed by lingering notes of pate de fruit, yet constantly underscored by great minerality. Very long, refined, silky and refreshing on the finish. Low dosage brings with it exquisitely harmonious balance.