Henriot Brut Millesime 2003
Champagne Henriot Brut Millesime
Region: Champagne, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
Clear, gold and sparkling in appearance.Tiny, delicate bubbles signal a period of long ageing in the cellars. Citrus fruit and yellow fruit aromas dominate on the palate, together with vine peach and nectarine, and a discrete floral, blossom dimension. Subtle notes of honey and candied lemon bring a full-flavoured edge, together with silky character. Freshness and airy lightness command on the palate. Grapefruit, apricot, citron and fresh citrus fruit come to life, followed by lingering notes of pate de fruit, yet constantly underscored by great minerality.Very long, refined, silky and refreshing on the finish.
The Millésime is the interpretation of a singular year, a reflection of the terroirs characteristic of the year according to Maison Henriot. Thus each vintage is a unique creation, with its own selection of wines for the blend and its own particular aromatic expression.
Since its founding, the Maison has been driven by the passion of individuals who have captured the essence of Champagne’s true terroir, passing this unique expertise from one generation to another. Originally from Lorraine, the Henriot family settled in Champagne in 1640. Nicolas Henriot married Apolline Godinot, who owned prestigious Pinot Noir vineyards in the Montagne de Reims. Together, they devoted their time and energy to the family vineyards and selling wine. On the death of her husband in 1808, Apolline launched Maison Henriot. In 1880, Marie Marguet, the wife of Apolline’s grandson, added to the family’s collection of vineyards with several plots in the Côte des Blancs. This firmly established Maison Henriot in the prestigious Chardonnay vineyards. Today, using the finest Blancs de Champagne which are at the heart of its history, Henriot adds an exceptionally high proportion of Premier and Grand Crus to its cuvées which come from the finest Chardonnay parcels.