The quintessence of the Henriot style, this cuvée is dominated by Chardonnay, lending elegance to its complex structure. Produced with respect for family tradition, this great cuvée appears only in exceptional years. A wine from Champagne’s greatest terroirs.
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Winery Tasting Notes
So as to enhance the remarkable character of the 1996 vintage, Champagne Henriot chose to add Pinot Noir’s power to the elegance of Chardonnay (in the majority). Supplies came mainly from among six of Champagne’s most prestigious Grands Crus: Mailly Champagne, Verzy and Verzenay on the Montagne de Reims, and Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize and Chouilly in the Côte des Blancs.
Radiant, warm and limpid yellow-gold. Fine, persistent effervescence.
The nose is dominated by aromas of fresh fruit and slightly candied citrus fruit, followed by floral notes that offer an airy, discreet and pleasant bouquet.
Lots of freshness, a sign of remarkable purity and great finesse. The wine shows excellent maturity, revealed gradually on the palate: dried fruit, caramel, spicy flavours.
Wild river trout with roasted almonds. Bresse chicken with spice honey and winter fruit.
?The name “Enchanteleur” borne by this rare wine refers to the cellar workers in the days when vinification was carried out only in barrels. Their work consisted in particular of piling up the casks on wooden beams. It was said that they “put the casks on chantiers (gantries)”, that they “enchantelaient”... They traditionally enjoyed the privilege of making for themselves a small Champagne cuvée produced from the finest wines.
Will keep another 4 - 6 years.