Henriot Vintage 2008 is not only one of the finest ever vintages in Champagne but it also marks the 200th anniversary of this great Champagne house. The wine is an equal blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, aged for 6 years on its lees and with a dosage of 8g/l. It is a full flavoured Champagne with subtle honey and candied lemon fruit flavours followed by apricot and richer toasty bread notes. The whole wine has amazing freshness and a silky texture wrapped around a rich and elegant core.
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.