Maybe it’s the sunlight promising better days ahead, but we’ve had a spring in our step all week. A warm breeze and some Vitamin D have us reaching for something cool and fresh. In any ordinary year, we may consider beer, Chablis, or Gin & Tonics… but to shake off the rust of 2020, we’re going to need a heavy hitter. What better way to celebrate life than a breathtaking Champagne harvested over 12 years ago? Equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (50/50), only Premier and Grand Cru grapes from Côte des Blancs & Montagne de Reims. An exquisite, luminous celebration of Henriot’s 200th anniversary!
Founded in 1808 by Apolline Henriot, Champagne Henriot is one of the few remaining family-owned Champagne houses, with more than 200 years of independence and heritage. The house style leans towards Chardonnay typically, with longer-than-average lees aging and judicious use of back-vintage wines in NV bottlings. New Cellar Master Alice Tétienne oversees 87 acres of vineyards and growers for the small-scale production. She was awarded “Best Winemaker of the Year” in 2020 by Trophées Champenois for her dedicated work.
Pairings and Tips:
Don’t fear even if the temperature dips in the coming weeks: Champagne is always best on ice! If the natural matches of oysters and fresh seafood aren’t for you, then find a nice plate of paté de foie gras, or a range of cheese like Brillat-Savarin, Epoisses, or aged Comté.
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