Henri Giraud

Adresse

71 boulevard Charles de Gaulle
51160 Aÿ Champagne

Kontakt

+33 3 26 55 18 55

Website


Beschreibung

This family of winegrowers are part of the exclusive Club of Champagne Houses Union (UMC) and has been living in the village of Aÿ since the 17th century. They now cultivate 15 hectares of Grand Cru. In an attempt to revive the tradition, they obtained oak barrels from the Argonne; it gives their champagnes elegance and a discrete woody aroma. Furthermore, this estate experiments with winemaking in egg-shaped tanks. Everything is done in order to enhance the expression of the terroirs and the vibration of the wines. In the cuvée Esprit, the estate guarantees "zero pesticide residue". This approach is developed and monitored by Claude Giraud, a dynamic and fine gourmet, fervent defender of the Ratafias de Champagne.
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16.5 / 20
Blanc de Craie

Type Brut
Millesime BSA
Gault&Millau Bewertungen
Le nez complexe, juteux, sur des notes de citron de Sicile, de fruits exotiques, exprime déjà l'odeur particulière de la craie blanche. En bouche, la bulle ciselée, extra-fine, porte à merveille des saveurs distinguées de craie. Sapide à souhait, la finale s’allonge sur la minéralité. Champagne de forte personnalité à servir à l’apéritif.

16 / 20
Esprit Nature

Type Brut nature
Millesime BSA
Title Champagne
Région Champagne
Colour Effervescent blanc
Gault&Millau Bewertungen
This cuvée caused quite a stir with its confident guarantee of zero pesticide residues. Apart from that, the wine is just as appetising and digestive as usual, with perfectly ripe fruit, fine bubbles and an appropriate dosage. A cuvée to keep chilled two at a time.

16.5 / 20
Esprit Nature (Magnum)

Type Brut
Millesime BSA
Gault&Millau Bewertungen
En magnum, le nez est plus complexe, plus fin aussi, mais toujours dans l’esprit du raisin. De petites notes de fruits jaunes, de toasté et de levuré viennent s’associer. En bouche, on ressent comme une tension crayeuse plus nette encore et un rien de saveurs fermentaires.

16.5 / 20
Hommage au Pinot Noir

Type Brut nature
Millesime BSA
Title Champagne
Classification pinot noir
Région Champagne
Colour Effervescent blanc
Gault&Millau Bewertungen
This homage is equally paid to the oak barrels in which the wine is vinified and aged. The nose offers sweet notes of toast, white honey and poached fruits, before the force and essence of this Pinot Noir emerges upon aeration. The wine is completely balanced in the crystalline mouth, well rounded and gourmet, while retaining tension. A Pinot Noir with more structure than raw strength, to be opened with poultry cooked at low temperature.

17 / 20
Soléra S 90-13

Millesime NM
Région Champagne
Colour Ambré
Gault&Millau Bewertungen
This ratafia comes from a solera in which the young wines added "refresh" the older ones. The result is incredibly complex with some notes of vanilla, tobacco, dried fruit as well as fresher notes of Mirabelle plum or fresh grapes. The sugar and alcohol seem to have been tamed over the years. This is a gastronomic ratafia that will impress your guests and could match well with caramelised veal sweetbreads.

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