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Henri Giraud Hommage au Pinot Noir Grand Cru


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"A Grand Cru Champagne a tribute to the Pinot Noir"

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A Champagne originating exclusively from the Ay Grand Cru, matured in tanks for 6 months and then in oak barrels another 6 months.

Harmoniously composed of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay.

Very fine and lingering bubble cord to the opening.

Colour : light amber tones

To the nose : white flowers with relevant notes of honeysuckle, yellow fruit and minty green almond.
To the palate : pear and yellow fruit, dried apricot with a finish on orange zest with a fine chocolate touch.

Works in perfect harmony with bass in fennel, pork filet mignon, or duck with citrus fruit.

To be served around 12°C, except as an aperitif, when it should be around 8-10°C. 

Size : 750ml
Alcohol Degree : 12°
Appellation : Champagne
Vintage : Non Vintage
Classification : Grand Cru
Quality : Brut

Henri Giraud Champagne, a house managed by Claude Giraud from an old family settled in Aÿ for many generations, on a vineyard mainly located on the mountain of Aÿ.

Aÿ, a prestigious name forever linked to the region’s history, whose wines have been ranked among the world’s best wines for at least 10 centuries. Kings of France always wished to own a vineyard in Aÿ. Henri IV, King of France, even was called “Sir of Aÿ”. Until 1887, wine from the Champagne region were called “wines of Aÿ”, and after this date, they acquired the designation “Champagne”.

Today, 323 Champagne wines can produce Champagne, but only 17 are legally classified “Grands Crus”. Aÿ, classified Grand Cru, is the geographic, qualitative, and historic heart of the Champagne region.

The vine on this mythic land are rooted in a deep calcareous soil, to draw from it extraordinary expressions that are mineral and floral.

The Henri Giraud produces several Champagne qualities, but Premiers Grands Cru only selected a few, truthful to its Charter.

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