For the second time Henriot's Blanc de Blancs NV has been awarded trophy of best Blanc de Blancs at the International Wine Challenge and given 96 point by Huon Hooke.
**Limited time offer, buy 5 and get the 6th free! Simply add 6 to your cart and discount applied automatically + free shipping**
- Grape: 100% Chardonnay
- Flavours: subtle melon and pink grapefruit and peach
- Region: Champagne, France - Mesnil sur Oger and Avize villages
- Serve with: as an aperitif or for any celebration
- Serve temperature: chilled 9-10 degrees
- 100% money back guarantee
Buy once and get on the list for our weekly deals (No obligation to buy again)
In its 37th year, London's famous International Wine Challenge (IWC) is regarded as the world’s most rigorous, impartial and influential annual wine competition. Each medal winning wine is tasted blind on at least three separate occasions by a minimum of 12 judges - including many Masters of Wine. When the results were announced a couple of months ago, we were very happy to learn that Henriot's Blanc de Blancs NV had, for the second time in recent years, been awarded the trophy for 'Best Blanc de Blancs'.
Master Sommelier's Notes:
The House of Henriot is one of the rare Champagne houses that have stayed in the same family for over two hundred years. With no outside influence, the house is uninhibited in its pursuit of quality first and foremost in every one of their wines. The exceptional proportion of wines from Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards, the ageing times and the quantity of reserve wines used in producing each blend illustrate the demanding standards that are only possible thanks to the freedom to make decisions, years of experience and the imagination to create the future.
The son of a wine grower, Chef de Cave Laurent Fresnet has won the International Wine Challenge “Sparkling Winemaker of the Year” award for two successive years, in 2015 and again in 2016. Laurent arrived for the harvest in 2005 and now encapsulates the Henriot House style in every champagne, with a true expression of terroir. Henriot is a Chardonnay dominant Champagne house, producing some of the finest blancs that are precise, elegant and luminous. To faithfully reproduce Henriot’s house style every year, the Brut Souverain may contain up to 50 different crus in a cleverly orchestrated balance. All three non-vintage wines - Souverain, Blanc de Blancs and Rose - are aged for four years on lees prior to disgorgement, and include 40% reserve wines. Champagne Henriot enjoyed extraordinary success at the 2016 Decanter and IWC awards, receiving a gold medal or best-in-show trophy for every one of their wines.