This Rosé champagne allies elegance with intensity in the purest Henriot style. Crafted by adding Pinot Noir red wine to the blend, this Champagne expresses the very best of Montagne de Reims Pinot Noir (50%) & Meunier (10%), while preserving the fresh mineral character of Chardonnay (40%). Brut Rosé also contains precious reserve wines which make up 35% of the blend. Every bottle is then left to rest in the cool cellars for 3 years (the minimum for all the houses wines).
Pale pink in appearance with a fine & persistent bead in the glass. On the nose, this Champagne may surprise with its characteristic, complex intensity & appealing fruit-driven style. Well balanced palate of red & dark berry fruit with a little hint of spice & a finish culminating in a touch of sweetness.
Established in 1808, Champagne Henriot is one of the rare Champagne houses that is completely independent, & which has remained in the hands of the same family throughout its long & illustrious history.
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 & energy to the family vineyards & 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 the house 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 & Grand Crus to its cuvées which come from the finest Chardonnay parcels.