Henriot Vintage 2012

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Producer: Henriot
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grape Variety: Champagne Blend
Additional Information: Vegan
ABV: 12%
Style: Sparkling Wine
Classification: Champagne AOC

Henriot Vintage 2012 is a heady, rich and complex wine with amazing aromatics, fruit, structure and freshness. It is a blend of 54% Chardonnay and 46% Pinot Noir sourced from six 1er and Grand Cru vineyards (Trepail, Mailly-Champagne, Verzenay, Avenay, Avize and Chouilly). The wine was aged for eight years before release and has a dosage of 6g/l. It is characterised by a wonderful balance of freshness and rich fruit. There is an elegant, airy feel to the wine which quickly gives way to ripe fruit, summer berries, toasty notes and mineral freshness.

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 improved massively under the watchful eye of cellar master Laurent Fresnet who won the International Wine Challenge “Sparkling Winemaker of the Year” award for two successive years, in 2015 and again in 2016. Laurent moved on at the beginning of 2020 and was succeeded by the talented Alice Tetienne who had previously worked with Krug.

Alice selects two thirds of its grapes from Champagne’s 17 Grands Cru and 42 Premier Cru vineyards, a roll call of famous villages – Verzy, Verzenay, Avenay, Mareuil and Mailly for Pinot Noir, as well as Trepail, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize, Oger, Mesnil and Vertus for Chardonnay. Grapes from all vineyards, crus and parcels are fermented separately to capture the specific characteristics of the villages and to allow Chef de Cave, Alice to faithfully reproduce Henriot’s house style every year. The non-vintage Brut usually contains up to 30 different crus in a cleverly orchestrated balance with an average of 30% reserve wines.

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