Henri Giraud Domaine Coteaux Champenois Les Froides Terres 2016
François Hémart founded Champagne Henri Giraud at the beginning of the 17th century when the family settled in the village of Aÿ in the Champagne region of France. The vineyard was wiped out during the phylloxera outbreak and was replanted with grafted vines by Leon Giraud at the beginning of the 20th century. At the helm today is the 12th generation of the Giraud-Hémart family, Claude Giraud, who oversees the handcrafting of their top cuvée, Fût de Chêne Grand Cru d’Aÿ, alongside other world-class Champagne such as their Argonne, which is only made in stellar vintages.
A magnificent Pinot Noir made from the Champagne region in France. This cuvée is produced in limited quantity only, each bottle being numbered. There’s only 2023 bottles of this rare 2016 vintage available. This wine is elaborated from very old small Pinots vines from Aÿ, the harvest being entirely vinified and raised on lees during 15 months. There is no use of herbicide, insecticide or fungicide. This rare vintage 2016 is very qualitative! The bottle is presented in its elegant wooden box, for a wine deserving to be among the greatest red wines of Champagne.
95 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating