Henri Giraud Blanc de Craie, Champagne, France NV
The Henri Giraud champagne house is a family owned house installed since the 17th century. Located in Aÿ, the former capital of wine growing in the champagne region as it produced Red Wines of distinction. Aÿ is a Grand Cru village, famed for its powerful Pinot Noir fruit and is also the home of Bollinger, Deutz and Gosset. This is a unique family run maison and has a individual style and a focus on the use of barrel especially from the Argonne Forest. In fact they are aiming to be the first champagne house to move away completely from the use of stainless steel and devote its entire production to oak.
100% Chardonnay from 55% Aÿ and 45% Louvois fruit. With scents of lemon, a little verbena and honeysuckle, the nose is lively and pleasant, while the texture is perfectly defined, displaying well-controlled acidity and perfect balance. Can be aged for up to five years.