Champagne Henriot Brut Rosé

Champagne Henriot Brut Rosé

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Champagne Henriot’s Brut Rosé is made by adding Pinot Noir vinified as a red wine to the assemblage. Brut Rosé is made up of a majority of Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs.
  • More than 15 crus are blended, including the following village crus: Avize,Chouilly, Mareuil sur Aÿ, Verzy, Verzenay, Avenay, Vertus, Trépail and Epernay. Pinot Meunier adds a delicate fruity note.
  • The Henriot family’s hallmark of richness, elegance and depth is maintained in part by exceptionally high standards regarding its reserve wines.
  • The Brut Rosé benefits from an addition of up to 25% reserve wines from a number of different vintages in the Champagne Henriot library; one of the largest percentages of reserve wines in Champagne.

Varietal Composition:  40% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier

Elaboration:  Benefits from the addition of 30% reserve wines. Produced from 2/3 Premier and Grand Cru vineyards. Aged for 3 years.

Tasting Notes: The Brut Rosé is dominated by an intense, fruity nose and has a balanced palate with delicate red fruit notes.

PRESS

N.V. – 91 Wine Spectator | 91 James Suckling

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

Founded in Reims in 1808, Champagne Henriot celebrated its 200th birthday in 2008; joining the very exclusive circle of independent 200-year-old family owned and managed champagne houses. Over the years Champagne Henriot has cultivated a unique style of its own, guided only by the pursuit of the rich, pure expression of Chardonnay. Strict grape requirements enable Henriot to highlight the minerality and precision of their vineyards, while the use of malolactic fermentation, a high percentage of reserve wines in their cuvées and extended lees aging result in wines of great expression, elegance, and depth. “Time is our ally and patience our secret” says Joseph Henriot. “They are the fundamental elements to our success.”