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N.V. Henriot Brut Rosé

ITEM 8477669 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

Bidder Amount Total
ricmc4 $41 $41
vikar $40 $0
$40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8477669 1 $41 Oct 9, 2022
I8457130 1 $43 Sep 25, 2022
I8436659 2 $40 Sep 11, 2022
I8421794 2 $41 Sep 4, 2022
I8375804 1 $45 Aug 14, 2022
I8348347 2 $45 Jul 31, 2022
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RATINGS

94Wine Spectator

A rich and toasty version, featuring roasted almond, brioche, honey and graphite notes. Vibrant acidity and a finely textured bead keep this mouthwatering.

91The Wine Advocate

Delicious wine. Deceptively light in both color and body, the wine packs surprising punch, in an expressive core of mineral-infused fruit that gradually emerges with air.

PRODUCER

Henriot

Champagne Henriot was founded in 1640 when the Henriot family moved from Lorraine to Reims and started a wine brokerage business. In 1808 Apolline Henriot took over the family business and began bottling and selling Champagne under the family name. Though the company merged with Veuve Clicquot in the mid-1980s, the Henriot family has since bought back the full ownership of the Champagne house. The Henriots also own Bouchard Pere et Fils and William Fevre in Burgundy. Today the estate makes vintage and non-vintage Champagne.

REGION

France, Champagne

Champagne is a small, beautiful wine growing region northeast of Paris whose famous name is misused a million times a day. As wine enthusiasts and all French people are well aware, only sparkling wines produced in Champagne from grapes grown in Champagne can be called Champagne. Sparkling wines produced anywhere else, including in other parts of France, must be called something besides Champagne. Champagne producers are justifiably protective of their wines and the prestige associated with true Champagne. Though the region was growing grapes and making wines in ancient times, it began specializing in sparkling wine in the 17th century, when a Benedictine monk named Dom Pierre Pérignon formulated a set guidelines to improve the quality of the local sparkling wines. Despite legends to the contrary, Dom Pérignon did not “invent” sparkling wine, but his rules about aggressive pruning, small yields and multiple pressings of the grapes were widely adopted, and by the 18th and 19th centuries Champagne had become the wine of choice in fashionable courts and palaces throughout Europe. Today there are 75,000 acres of vineyards in Champagne growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne’s official appellation system classifies villages as Grand Cru or Premier Cru, though there are also many excellent Champagnes that simply carry the regional appellation. Along with well-known international Champagne houses there are numerous so-called “producer Champagnes,” meaning wines made by families who, usually for several or more generations, have worked their own vineyards and produced Champagne only from their own grapes.