In 1640 the family relocated from Lorraine to Champagne. In Reims, the Henriots engaged in textile and wine brokerage. Little by little, the family acquired their own vineyards. In 1794 Nicolas Henriot married Apolline Godinot and together, they developed a fascination for the culture of the vine and production of wines of quality.
It was in 1808, after the death of her husband, that Apolline Henriot officially founded Champagne Henriot. She was the niece of the very famous Abbé Godinot, an erudite man who contributed to improvements in viticulture and the making of the Champagne wine.
Apolline, an enterprising woman of great character, sold her wines both in France and abroad.
The champagne wines became a huge success with royalty and it was only natural that Champagne Henriot became the favourite firstly at the Dutch court, then in Austria and Hungary with the Hapsburgs.
She passed on her savoir-faire to her grandson, Ernest and a family tradition was born.
In 1875, Ernest enlarged the company’s holdings and developed the House. At the end of the 19th century, the phylloxera crisis reached the Champagne vineyards but Emile Marguet, (father in law to Paul Henriot) was one of the first to reconstitute his vineyards with grafted stock.
From then on and from generation to generation, the House of Henriot has devoted all its talent to creating the most superb wines from grapes carefully selected from the great “terroirs” on the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs.
- BRUT SOUVERAIN
- BLANC DE BLANCS
- ROSÉ BRUT
- BRUT MILLÉSIMÉ 2006
- ROSÉ MILLÉSIMÉ 2005
- CUVÉE DES ENCHANTELEURS 2000
- CUVE 38
Tasting Notes – Henriot NV Blanc de Blancs
The Henriot house style is complex and layered, with toasty, nutty, rich, buttery and citrus fruit notes. It is very balanced with a long finish and is very fresh with lots of fine bubbles. It is 100% chardonnay so mineral and great drinking or pairing with food.