Henriet-Bazin MV Selection de Parcelles 1er Cru Brut, Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France [375ml Half Bottle]
Champagne Henriet-Bazin traces its origins to two families with deep roots in the Montaigne de Reims. The Bazin family came from the village of Verzenay where they cultivated vineyards and supplied grapes to some of the large houses. The Henriet family grew grapes in a neighboring village. Toward the end of the 19th century, Gaston Henriet married Eugénie Bazin. He soon began making his own champagnes, a bold move when very few independent Champagne producers existed in the region.
Winemaker: Marie-Noelle and Nicolas Henriet-Bazin
Variety: 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay
Terroir: A blend of three organically-farmed parcels (Clos, Goisses, Voie des Traits) in the villages of Verzenay, Verzy, and Villers Marmery in Montagne de Reims. Planted between 1963-2015 on pure chalk, with chalky silt and alluviums.
Vinification: Still wines made from the first and best press, then aged for 9 months on lees in enamel vats before liquor de tirage.
Aging: Three years on lees in bottle before disgorgement. 7.5g/l RS (Brut)
Tasting Note: The sensual minerality of the Chardonnay and elegant power of the Pinot Noir Grand-Cru de Verzenay and Verzy create a rich and balanced aperitif cuvée.