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Henriot

The Henriot family has been practicing viticulture since 1640 Champagne, The Champagne House, based in Reims, was founded in 1808 by Appoline Henriot after the death of her husband, making her one of the oldest. Two ladies from the house married into the family of the champagne house Heidsieck on. Ernest Henriot founded in 1851, together with his brother Charles Heidsieck the same champagne house, but returned in 1875 back into the family business. In 1976, Henriot was merged with Charles Heidsieck, with Joseph Henriot controlling both companies. Then in 1985 took over the group LVMH the Henriot section and Joseph Henriot worked for the champagne house for eight years Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, Finally, in 1994, he bought back Henriot (but without the vineyards).

A year later, the Burgundian trading house was Bouchard Père et Fils acquired. The vineyards in Champagne cover about 100 hectares of vineyards in, for example, the Crus Avize, Chouilly, Le Mesnil, Oger and Vertus. They are planted with a high proportion of Chardonnay (40%) and Pinot Noir. For the champagne Only these two varieties are used (no Pinot Meunier). Among the top products of the house are "Brut Souverain" (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) and "Blanc de Blancs Brut" (Chardonnay). The Cuvée de Prestige the house is called "Cuvée des Enchanteleurs". This vintage champagne produced only in prime years is assembled from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In total, around 1.5 million bottles of champagne are produced each year.

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