Champagne Henriet Bazin - Blanc de Noirs NV
Champagne Henriet-Bazin began in the late 19th century with the marriage of Gaston Henriet and Eugénie Bazin. Each family had vineyards in the Montagne de Reims' villages of Verzenay and Verzy. The young couple decided to make wine on their own, something very risky as there were very few independent producers in the region. Today the estate remains independent, being run by the fifth generation of the family: Marie-Noëlle Henriet-Rainon and her husband, Nicolas Rainon. The domain totals just over 6 hectares in the Grand Cru Villages of Verzenay and Verzy as well as the Premier Cru Village of Villers-Marmery.
The Blanc de Noirs is made from 100% Pinot Noir Meunier grown the Vallée de l'Ardre in the village of Faverolles & Coëmy from a single plot of vines in La Sente au Beurre on fine marl and limestone soils. The grapes are fermented in enamel vats and aged for a minimum of 36 months in bottle before degorgement. Concentrated and racy with great elegance and purity, this Meunier is an amazing Champagne and an incredible value as well. Dosage: 8 g/l.