Since 1808, Champagne Henriot, one of the last independent and family-owned houses in Champagne, has pursued a tradition of excellence – a fragile balance between delicacy, intensity, and purity. For seven generations, the family has selected only the very best vineyards, concentrated on the purity of Chardonnay and has upheld the utmost respect for time in order to ensure each cuvée has an opportunity to reach its full expression.
In 1791, Nicolas Henriot settled in Reims and started a negociant business. His subsequent marriage to Apolline Godinot brought a dowry of vineyards in the Montagne de Reims. Following Nicolas’ death in 1808, the veuve Henriot founded the maison.
Henriot’s close association with Chardonnay dates back to another important wedding in 1880 when Paul married Marie Marguet, owner of vineyards in the Cotes des Blancs. Today Henriot is one of those rare family Champagne maisons, still independently owned and managed by the eponymous family continuously since its beginnings.
Joseph Henriot has maintained the commitments made by the previous generations as the head of the Maison – commitments that consist of selecting the best crus, enhancing Chardonnay’s purity and giving each cuvée time to develop fully.
Since 2008 his son Thomas Henriot has been gradually stepping into his father’s shoes, representing the seventh generation to lead the family company. He continues to preserve the House’s “historical” spirit while instilling in it a new dynamism.
A charming wine with admirable aromatic complexity. Brut Millésimé expresses a remarkable balance between taste and refinement. The elegant palate has a rich and imposing structure characteristic of Champagne’s great terroirs.
The colour is light yellow with lovely golden highlights, while the bubbles are very fine, forming an excellent bead of effervescence. The nose is delicious and mineral, revealing notes of red fruit (candied raspberries and strawberries) and fresh hazelnuts. The attack is lively and fresh, with excellent structure. Notes of dried fruit (hazelnut) appear, followed by touches of rosemary and chopped parsley. The finish is long, revealing pastry notes (brioche, buttered bread).
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Name Henriot Vintage Country France Region Champagne ABV% 12% Vintage 2006 Grape Variety Pinot Noir, Chardonnay Size 750ml Dietary Information Suitable for Vegetarians