Henriot Cuvee Hemera 2006
Champagne Henriot Cuvée Hemera 2006
Region: Champagne, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 50% Chardonnay 50% Pinot Noir
The nose is expressive, textured, round and generous, while showing class and elegance. Precise, structured and definitely present on the palate, lingering on the finish with persistent and fleshy structure. The ensemble is charismatic and noble
In 1808, when Apolline Henriot founded Maison Henriot, her vineyards were located in the heart of the Montagne de Reims in the crus of Verzy, Verzenay and Mailly-Champagne. In 1880, thanks to the marriage of Paul Henriot (4th generation of the family) and Marie Marguet, a young girl from the Côte des Blancs, three more crus have joined the Henriot vineyards: Avize, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Chouilly. As a symbol of this union of terroirs, the Henriot family decided to create a Champagne named Henriot Cuvée Hemera.
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.