Symbol of the precise, elegant style of Champagne Henriot's wines, Brut Souverain appeals with its nose of white flower and citrus fruit notes, then with a balanced, harmonious palate. An ideal partner for aperitif.
Brut Souverain is made up of a balanced proportion of Chardonnay, in the majority the Côte des Blancs, and Pinot Noir, mostly the Montagne de Reims. Pinot Meunier adds a delicate fruity note.
Brut Souverain is composed of 20% reserve wines*.
More than 25 crus are assembled, including the following village crus: Mesnil sur Oger, Oger, Avize, Cramant, Chouilly, Aÿ, Verzy, Verzenay, Beaumont, Sillery, Mailly Champagne.
The composition of Brut Souverain changes year to year to take account of climate variations and to perpetuate House style.
On the eye: The colour is characterised by a brilliant light straw-gold. Effervescence is dense and persistent, with fine, regular bubbles.
On the nose: Initially the nose is precise, expressive and refreshing, with notes of citrus and yellow fruit; floral fragrances (vine flowers, elderflowers) and pastry aromas (brioche, toast, grilled almond) follow.
On the palate: A lively, fresh and balanced attack, with pastry, spice (vanilla) and fruity (morello cherry, candied plum) notes. The full texture precedes a clean, refreshing finish marked by citrus fruit aromas.
Le Grillaie, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, has a pale gold colour; hints of vanilla, with fragrant floral notes (broom, lime) and hints of honey and flintstone; full, savoury, soft but fresh and lively flavour, with an elegant fruity and spicy, lingering aftertaste; it is a particularly well-structured white wine that can last a long time and still improve.
The fruit and spice contained in this Pinot Grigio' aromas make it a wine for all hours and for all tastes. The maceration without the skins, the extremely low quantity of sulphur oxide used, the control of the fermentation temperature, make it a fruity, elegant, fresh, complete, and exciting wine.