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    1 147
  • Producer ranking ?

    21
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Filet mignon of pork with chopped parsley.

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On the eye: The colour is light yellow with lovely golden highlights, while the bubbles are very fine, forming an excellent bead of effervescence.
On the nose: The nose is delicious and mineral, revealing notes of red fruit (candied raspberries and strawberries) and fresh hazelnuts.
On the palate: The attack is lively and fresh, with excellent structure. Notes of dried fruit (hazelnut) appear, followed by touches of rosemary and chopped pars...

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The Story

Since 1808, Champagne Henriot, one of the last independent and family-owned houses in Champagne, has pursued a tradition of excellence – a fragile balance between delicacy, intensity, and purity. For seven generations, the family has selected only the very best vineyards, concentrated on the purity of chardonnay and has upheld the utmost respect for time in order to ensure the cuvee has an opportunity to reach its full expression.

 

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Wine Information

The year 2006 started with a dry winter, which created a slight water deficit for the vines. Spring was cold on the whole, with a cool spell that lasted from end-May to the start of June. This period was followed in the second half of the month by quite warm weather, with higher-than-average temperatures. August was cool, with violent storms and heavy precipitation. The sun and warm weather returned at the beginning of September. At that time,...

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Vintage 2006

A cold winter and springtime frosts laid the foundations for this vintage of abundant yields (12,997 kg/ha). Uneventful flowering was followed by exceptionally hot and sunny weather, which lasted until August. A dank August left producers fearful but fortunately warm, bright conditions in September redressed the balance. Harvest commenced on September 9th, producing grapes high in sugar level but notably low on acidity. The general health of t...

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Written Notes

A beautiful and rich blanc de blancs with cooked-apple and lemon aromas and flavors and just the right amount of lemon tart and pie crust. Full-bodied. Layered and flavorful.

  • 93p
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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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Inside Information

To enhance the remarkable character of the 2006 vintage, Champagne Henriot has blended the strength of the pinot noir and the elegance of the chardonnay. We have chosen grapes from 6 of the most prestigious “Grands Crus” in Champagne : Mailly Champagne, Verzy, Verzenay on Montagne de Reims, Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize, Chouilly on Côte des Blancs.

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