Champagne Henriot Brut Souverain NV is an elegant and balanced Champagne comprised of 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier. The dominant Chardonnay gives the wine fantastic elegance along with a beautiful citrus and floral fruit character which gives way on the palate to richer, toasty notes of brioche and roasted nuts. It really is fantastic value and the perfect fizz for all occasions.
Champagne Henriot, founded in 1808, is one of the rare Champagne houses that has remained under the same family ownership for over two hundred years. The wines have never been better under the watchful eye of cellar master Laurent Fresnet who has won the International Wine Challenge “Sparkling Winemaker of the Year” award for two successive years, in 2015 and again in 2016. It is well priced and delicious stuff!
For seven generations, the family have selected grapes from only the very best vineyards, concentrated on the purity of Chardonnay and have aged every bottle far longer than the legal minimum in order to ensure each cuvée has an opportunity to evoke its full expression.
Henriot selects two thirds of its grapes from Champagne’s 17 Grands Crus and 42 Premiers Crus, a roll call of famous villages – Verzy, Verzenay, Avenay, Mareuil and Mailly for Pinot Noir, as well as Trépail, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize, Oger, Mesnil and Vertus for Chardonnay. Grapes from all vineyards, crus and parcels are fermented separately in order to capture the specific characteristics of the villages and to allow Chef de Cave, Laurent Fresnet to faithfully reproduce Henriot’s house style every year. The non-vintage Brut may contain up to 50 different crus in a cleverly orchestrated balance with an average of 30% reserve wines.