Type: Champagne
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Code: HENR055
This Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs is a single terroir Chardonnay from pure chalk soils in the village of Villers-Marmery. A particularity of this House is that their reserve wine (30% of the final blend) is held in a Solera, a practice more commonly seen in the wineries of Jerez. The gradual, fractional blending of vintages, dating back to 1968, contributes rich complexity.
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Henriet Bazin

This fantastic maison is based in the village of Villers Marmery in the Montagne de Reims. Originally formed by Gaston Henriet in 1890 in Verzenay, it acquired the vineyards of Villers Marmery through marriage in the 60s. They now work with over 7 hectares in Verzenay, Villers-Marmery and Verzy with some holdings in Faverolles and Coemy. It is now run by Marie-Noelle who has recently acquired the HVE, (High Environmental Value), status on her vines and it is clear that, although not labelled organic, she is focused on doing the best for her wines. Their wines sing of the fruit of Villers-Marmery. Crisp, clean and fruity with a brilliant tension and length.
Pale lemon-gold in the glass, with vivacious bubbles, aromas are lifted and fine: lemon pastry, freshly baked bread. Palate is fine and focussed, having excellent depth and a beautifully fresh finish.
Why not try with Cod tartar in lime, hand caught Scallops and vegetable oyster or smoked salmon strips.

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