Champagne Henri Giraud Esprit Nature Brut

MXN $2095

Grape: 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay

Region: Montagne de Reims, Aÿ, France

Appellation: Champagne

Wine Notes: this producer is considered one of the best in the region with excepcional Grand Cru vineyards. The nose is mineral with stone fruits (pear, peach), vanilla and spices (white pepper) on a base of candied lemon which gives it freshness. The body,  the very fullness make the structure of this wine. Minerality and light tannins contribute to a long, vinous, warm and silky astringent final structure with bitter almond and biscuit aromas.Truly a gem.

Good to have it with: enjoy by itself, share with your favorite person only.

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Description

Wine Details

Vinification/ Aging: Vinified and raised in oak barrel of 3 to 5 wines, 50% of reserve wine in perpetual reserve. Aged for at least 2 years on lees. No use of stainless steel.
Alcohol Grade: 12%
Best to have it: 7-10ºC
Dosage: 6 g/l
Size: 750 ml

The Winery: Henri Giraud

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

Aÿ, a prestigious name always mixed with the history of this wine region whose wines for at least ten centuries are classified among the greatest wines of the world. The kings of France have always wanted to own a plot of vines in Aÿ. Henri IV, king of France was even called “Sieur d’Aÿ”. Until 1887, the wines from the region of Champagne were called “wines of Aÿ” and it is only at this date that these wines definitively acquired the name “Champagnes”.

Today 323 vintages of Champagne have the right to produce Champagne but only 17 are legally classified as “Grands Crus.”

Aÿ, classified as Grand Cru, is the geographical, qualitative and historical heart of Champagne.

The house traces its history back 16 generations to the arrival of the Hémart family in the 1600s. The Giraud family married into this tradition in the 1920s and today Claude Giraud represents the 12th generation to run the operation. Unlike a lot of other houses, Giraud is committed to remaining rather small. They own 24 acres of vines and purchase an additional 37 acres worth of fruit, with a cap of 21,000 cases per year.

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Wine Body

Light-Body

Low ABV

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Winemaking style

Biodynamic, Organic

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