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Henri Giraud Blanc de Craie Champagne Grand Cru

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"Blanc de craie" from its origin from a blend of chalky soils.

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It is a champagne made from Chardonnay grape, a grape that thrives on the Montagne de Reims and perfectly suited to its chalky soils, hence the name it bears as a nod and a tribute to its great wine terroirs.

The harvest is manual and the wine is aged in French oak barrels from the Argonne forest for about 6 months.

The color is peachy yellow with some small light green reflections.

The first attack nose is very pronounced on citrus fruits such as lemon from Menton or pink grapefruit from Florida. The second nose is pineapple with a hint of lychee.

The mouth is full-bodied and very creamy with a very final on the woody notes of its aging in oak barrels.

To be served at around 10 ° C on langoustines, grilled prawns on the plancha and flambéed with Cognac or on canapés of caviar.

Size : 750ml
Alcohol Degree : 12°
Appellation : Champagne
Vintage : Non Vintage
Grapes : 100% Chardonnay
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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