Date: Oct 16/08, Thu Time: 05:00:00-06:30:00 Style: Drop-In
Henriot Champagne Tasting – Russell and Jason Woodman of Woodman Wines and Spirits dropped in with Anne Deraisme, Export Manager for Henriot Champagne.
This venerable champagne house was founded in 1808 and remains to this day in the hands of the Henriot family. Among the more high-end champagnes Henriot is known for the fine cru vineyards that the majority of its grapes come from. Henriot’s average percentage of fine crus is at 97%, one of the highest percentages in the Champagne region. Central to the Henriot style, Chardonnay represents a very sizeable share of the stock (with those coming from the famous vineyards of Chouilly, Oger, Avize, Mesnil, Vertus and Cramant).
Henriot Champagne prefers to only blend Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and lets its wines age for a very long time in the cellars. The House’s policy is to supply a “very private” Champagne based on its vineyards and selective distribution, in France and abroad: to private customers, companies, famous restaurants, and specialized wine shops.
Several styles of champagne were available for tasting. A few tasty Bouchards from Woodman's portfolio also sneaked into this tasting.
A great time, except for some song ("...tiny bubbles...") that kept playing over and over in my mind....and I can't for the life of me remember where it comes from...