The Michel Henriet house is located in the heart of the village of Verzenay, one of the communes classified as Grand Cru of the Montagne de Reims. The maison was founded in 1855 by Arthémise Henriet, who bought the first vineyard. Today the maison is led by Magali Henriet, the fifth generation of the family as well as the first daughter of Michel Henriet (who had changed the name of the maison in 1965) who together with her husband Emmanuel, who also comes from families and experiences in other maisons. The sixth generation is already present in the company with Quentin, son of Magali, who will take care of communication and the cellar. Stylistically, the maison has some cornerstones that are now part of the tradition including that of always interrupting the malolactic fermentation in order to preserve the great freshness and verticality of the Verzenay grapes; the maison is also within the Vignerons Independant.
Pinot Noir 80%
It is produced according to the so-called champenoise method or classic method, a method in which the wine substantially undergoes two different fermentations: the first, the alcoholic one (which it shares with the rest of the wines) takes place in vats for fermentation; the second instead takes place directly in the bottle and ensures that during this second procedure, thanks to particular yeasts, the wine also develops carbon dioxide (which will then give life to the famous bubbles when uncorked).
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Straw yellow color with greenish reflections. On the nose notes of delicate white fruit, peach and pineapple and great minerality. Fine perlage on the palate, good structure and great freshness and minerality.
It can be accompanied by fish, shellfish, cheeses, appetizers and desserts. Furthermore, it is perfect for celebrating special occasions or for an informal toast with friends.