Henri Giraud Hommage à François Hémart

Cuvee: Prestige Cuvée
Vintage: Multi-Vintage
Celebration: time between the death of Henri IV and the birth of Dom Perignon, Francois Hemart (1625-1705) firmly planted in the roots of the family, Giraud-Hemart, in the territory and in the annals of Aÿ.

The power and fullness of the Coteaux d’ Aÿ matured as it breathed in small oak casks.

The Blend
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, harvested exclusively from the vineyards of Aÿ. Fermented in temperature-regulated vats and raised for six months in small oak casks.

Tasting Notes
Eye
The deep, amber-tinted colour is a mark of its raising process. The fine and generous bubbles form an attractive and constantly renewed bubble trail.

Nose
A very fine nose with the elegance and freshness of honeysuckle, yellow fruit and green almonds, with a pleasant dash of mint.

Palate
Great elegance, round and delectable, savours of pair with yellow fruit and dried apricots, with a finish featuring orange zest and chocolate. A subtle balance between the smooth meatiness of this wine and the chalky, fresh notes in its finish.

Food Pairing
At 12°C, its power and strong personality open up a wide gastronomic choice ranging from bass in fennel to pork tenderloin in honey, or duck with citrus fruit and turnip conserve; or serve it at 8°C if you are raring to go – slightly chilled in the ice-bucket.
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