Founded in 1808, the Henriot Champagne House has been growing Chardonnay grapes, from the Côte des Blancs, with passion, high and exacting standards for 8 generations. This noble grape variety will later become the defining style of each of the Henriot vintages.
Henriot champagne, greatly appreciated by the Dutch Court, would later become a leading brand among European aristocracy.
Henriot champagnes stand out due to their finesse, their exceptional elegance, their complexity and their radiant richness, thanks to a specific ageing period and a quantity of reserve wines for each cuvée.
Comprising a 35-hectare vineyard, the champagnes by the Henriot Champagne House are partly produced from the most beautiful Premiers and Grands Crus terroirs of the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims.
Despite numerous frosts and low yields, the 2012 vintage is a very high-quality vintage and showcases an optimal balance thanks to a lively acidity and beautifully ripe fruit.
This vintage rosé reflects the sought-after style of the Henriot Champagne House. The generous aromas of red fruits testify to the perfect maturity of the Pinot Noir grapes while blending with the elegance and finesse of the Chardonnay. An exceptional cuvée with a remarkable ageing potential.
The 2012 vintage rosé by the Henriot Champagne House is made exclusively from Premiers and Grands Crus.
The blend is composed of 55% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and 45% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs.
The dosage is less than 8g/l.
Once bottled, this cuvée is kept for 5 years in the cellars of the Henriot Champagne House.
The colour has bright coral hues. The effervescence is delicate and the foam very fine.
The nose is delicious with fresh fruity and mineral notes.
The perfect ripeness of the berries is reflected through a generous and structured palate. A beautiful freshness is combined with delicious aromas of wild strawberry, the gariguette cultivar and developped notes of orange on the finish. As it evolves, this vintage rosé will reveal more toasty notes while retaining a beautiful minerality, the signature of the Henriot style.
Food and wine pairing
The 2012 vintage rosé by the Henriot Champagne House can be enjoyed as an aperitif or during a meal with a medallion of veal or poached turbot.
For an optimal tasting, the recommended serving temperature is 8°C.