The Henriet-Bazin Rosé is 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay. This rose is made by the addition of red wine. In this case by the addition of 20% old vines Pinot Noir from Verzenay. Very pale pink with fine beads. The nose is very fresh, alive with berry fruit. Light, delicate and pretty on the palate, with strawberries embedded in a pinpoint mousse. There's just the lightest kiss of smoke to the finish.
From the father and daughter team of Henriet-Bazin. The original Henriet family specialized in Champagne production whereas the Bazins were grape growers. They have been producing stellar wine from their prestigious vineyards are situated in the Grand Cru villages of Verzy and Verzenay renowned for the excellence of the Pinot Noir. Prestigious houses such as Krug, Bollinger and Louis Roederer source the Pinots of these villages. Which gives immense character and style to their blends. The Pinot Noirs are vinous with pepper, iron, mineral and gunpowder aromas sought after for many prestige cuvees. Henriet-Bazin use classic vinif cation in tank, no oak is utilized and malo-lactic fermentation are forbidden on all their cuvees.