Henri Giraud MV 14 Fut de Chene Champagne 75cl
- Country - France
- Region - Champagne
- Grape - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
- Alcohol - 12%
- Size - 75cl
PRODUCER: When visionary and strong-willed Claude Giraud took the reins from his father Henri in 1983, he decided to bring the family business to a new level. By looking at the past of the champagne business and leveraging on it to redefine its future, it has created a Maison with a very strong identity, based on the terrior of Aÿ grand cru where they are based, the Pinot Noir grape, and the unapologetic intense use of wooden barrel from the Argonne forest, something unique in Champagne today.
WINEMAKING: This snazzy bottle is the work of Henri Giraud, with Fût de Chêne MV14 boasting Pinot Noir supported by a smaller portion of Chardonnay. The grapes hail from the Aÿ Grand Cru, with a portion of the wine from the 2014 harvest. The Champagne spent 12 months in oak barrels from the Argonne Forest, followed by another six years on lees. Certainly one to savour!
TASTING NOTES: Composed of 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay, with most wines from the 2014 vintage, this is very complex on the nose, with delicate notes of spring flowers joined by elegantly toasted, smoky, woody touches. It's a wine very much marked by the house style but which remains vinous and precise, vertical and dense. A gastronomic Champagne.